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William Walls

William Walls
William Walls is a community activist and director of the Committee For A Better Chicago. Walls is owner of an online apparel company, American Shirt Shak. Previous positions: Assistant to Mayor Harold Washington (1983-1986); owner of "Comedy Comedy," clubs in Detroit, Los Angeles and Cleveland (1991-2000) ; comedy talent manager (1990-2002). Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Tuskegee University in Alabama (1980); law degree from IIT-Kent College of Law (1986). He is married with three children.
William Walls is a community activist and director of the Committee For A Better Chicago. Walls is owner of an online apparel company, American Shirt Shak. Previous positions: Assistant to Mayor Harold Washington (1983-1986); owner of "Comedy Comedy," clubs in Detroit, Los Angeles and Cleveland (1991-2000) ; comedy talent manager (1990-2002). Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Tuskegee University in Alabama (1980); law degree from IIT-Kent College of Law (1986). He is married with three children. « Show less

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  • Eyes on the mayoral race

    Eyes on the mayoral race
    With under a month to go until Chicago's mayoral election, the race is coming into focus. On Tuesday, the five candidates met for their first debate in front of the Tribune editorial board.
  • Tribune poll: Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challengers but may face runoff

    Tribune poll: Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challengers but may face runoff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still has a ways to go to persuade city voters to give him a second term next month and allow him to avoid a politically risky runoff contest in April, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey showed the mayor at 42 percent...

    It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race

    It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race
    On Feb. 24, Chicago voters will be asked to choose among five candidates for mayor. One of them is Rahm Emanuel. The other four are not. That was the most obvious takeaway from the 90 minutes we spent Tuesday with the candidates, who debated each...

    Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?

    Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?
    It didn't take Mayor Rahm Emanuel long on Tuesday to let Chicago know who he's worried about in the campaign for mayor: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County commissioner and former alderman. How do I know? Rahm didn't tell me. But the mayor's campaign...

    Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms

    Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms
    For the last few weeks, Chicago mayoral candidates have been putting the "L" in "election." With varying degrees of frequency, the five mayoral candidates are turning up at train stations to shake the hands of potential voters ahead of the Feb. 24...