Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems Tuesday night during the final debate of the runoff campaign.
Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, contended Emanuel's role as a director of mortgage giant Freddie Mac helped usher in the nation's Great Recession. Emanuel said the recession came after his tenure.
And Emanuel argued that a Little Village nonprofit that the challenger helped found and run had a deficit when Garcia left it. Garcia explained the group's financial problems were caused by the recession and later fixed.
The hourlong debate,...