On Dec. 31, Chicago mayoral candidate and Black Lives Matter activist Ja'Mal Green said that he was withdrawing from the racewhittling down the number of people vying for the office to 17, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Businessman/minister/fellow mayoral candidate Willie Wilson's campaign had challenged Green's signatures. After the press conference, Green said Wilson's campaign depleted his resources.
Longshot contenders Conrein Hykes Clark, Sandra Mallory and Richard Mayers are also no longer in the race. Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and current Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza are still on the ballot after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle dropped her challenges to both.
The Tribune item is at www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jamal-green-mayors-race-20181231-story.html .