Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be facing a 12th challenger as former Daley ally’s son signals a run

The son of an old-school Chicago political power broker filed campaign finance paperwork Wednesday setting up a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, potentially increasing the field of mayoral challengers to a dozen.

Jerry Joyce Jr., a son of former 19th Ward alderman and state Sen. Jeremiah Joyce, filed paperwork with the Illinois State Board of Elections establishing a political committee for the mayor’s race. The move allows Joyce to begin collecting campaign donations for a possible mayoral run.

Joyce did not return messages left over two days seeking comment.

Joyce practices law in the West Beverly neighborhood on the Far South Side and is a former assistant state’s attorney. His father was close with former Mayor Richard M. Daley and helped elect former Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine.

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August 29, 2018 at 05:36PM

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