Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins

James R. Thompson Center

Juneteenth March Laments Plague Of Violence In Chicago

A 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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2012

Mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins. (Credit: Patricia  For Chicago)

Activist, Ex-Mayoral Candidate Watkins Running For State Senate

A 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.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

Mayoral Debate

Voters Seem Unimpressed By Mayoral Debates

The mayoral debates so far seem to have drawn a collective yawn from many Chicago voters.

CBS 2–02/11/2011

Mayoral Debate

Poll Shows Emanuel Surging In Support

Sparks 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.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Healthy Schools

At 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.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Braun Debate

Candidates Braun, Watkins Meet Again

Mayoral 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.”

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Braun Debate

Braun Apologizes For Calling Rival A Crack Addict

Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun offered a public apology Wednesday to a rival candidate she accused of being a crack addict.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Braun Debate

Van Pelt-Watkins Wants Apology From Braun

Mayoral 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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel casts his vote for Chicago's municipal election on Monday. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Early Voting Underway For Mayoral Race

Some Chicago voters are taking advantage of their first chance to help pick the first new mayor of Chicago since 1989.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

City Hall

Watkins Wants More Community-Based Policing

One of the lesser-known candidates for mayor of Chicago has outlined what she says is a better approach to Chicago’s anti-crime efforts.

WBBM Newsradio–12/09/2010

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Meet-The-Candidates Wednesday, At Least Some Of Them

Six of the 20 candidates for mayor of Chicago can be found in one place Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

City Hall

South Side Community Organizer Joins Mayoral Race

On 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.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010