Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins

Juneteenth March Laments Plague Of Violence In ChicagoA new women’s group used this date, which is traditionally commemorated as the end of slavery in the United States, to hold an anti-violence rally at the Thompson Center.
Activist, Ex-Mayoral Candidate Watkins Running For State SenateA community activist who gained visibility in this year's race for Chicago mayor is now setting her sights on the 5th district Illinois Senate seat.
Voters Seem Unimpressed By Mayoral DebatesThe mayoral debates so far seem to have drawn a collective yawn from many Chicago voters.
Poll Shows Emanuel Surging In SupportSparks flew between Rahm Emanuel and his two closest challengers at a mayoral debate Thursday night, but a new poll shows Emanuel continuing to add to his already sizable lead.
Mayoral Candidates Discuss Healthy SchoolsAt a forum to discuss making public schools healthier on Friday, the candidates for mayor touched on a number of other issues facing Chicago Public Schools, as well as the race for mayor itself.
Candidates Braun, Watkins Meet AgainMayoral candidates Carol Moseley Braun and Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins are meeting Friday for the first time since Braun made a comment about Watkins of being “strung out on crack.”
Braun Apologizes For Calling Rival A Crack AddictMayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun offered a public apology Wednesday to a rival candidate she accused of being a crack addict.
Van Pelt-Watkins Wants Apology From BraunMayoral candidate Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins says she wants to hear an “I’m sorry” from Carol Moseley Braun, but she’s not betting on it.
Early Voting Underway For Mayoral RaceSome Chicago voters are taking advantage of their first chance to help pick the first new mayor of Chicago since 1989.
Watkins Wants More Community-Based PolicingOne of the lesser-known candidates for mayor of Chicago has outlined what she says is a better approach to Chicago’s anti-crime efforts.
Meet-The-Candidates Wednesday, At Least Some Of ThemSix of the 20 candidates for mayor of Chicago can be found in one place Wednesday afternoon.
South Side Community Organizer Joins Mayoral RaceOn the final day for candidates to file petitions for the February election, an Auburn-Gresham community organizer has thrown her hat in the ring for mayor.
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