With many awaiting a decision from Mayor Richard M. Daley on whether or not he will veto the City Councils ordinance setting a special higher minimum wage for employees of big boxes including WalMart, Sunday will offer a memorable debate on WLS-AM (8 to 9 p.m.).
Participants will be Alderman Joe Moore (49th) one of the authors of the Big Box ordinance and Ron Gidwitz, an entrepreneur, economic expert and a former Republican candidate for governor of Illinois. This should be a very exciting debate that will probably take the entire hour on this single subject that is of such importance to Chicago.
Also dont forget September 25 Noon at Maggianos when the City Club of Chicago (for whom this Blog serves as chairman) hosts the first official debate for president of the Cook county Board between Todd Stroger, the Democratic party nominee and Tony Peraica, the Republican candidate. Moderator will be the ever-popular, witty Dr. Paul Green of Roosevelt University who brings academic luster to the debates he referees.