I offered Odette Yousef of WBEZ Radio to host the "48Th Ward Candidate's Debate". I also offered to pay for the entire event including all room fees, DJ fees, and serve food from many of our 48Th Ward restaurants to promote our many fine establishments. I also offered to provide live video coverage and video streaming. I offered to provide any non-alcoholic drinks. I am also offering free photography. Every candidate would be invited and treated in a dignified manner. The same kind of evasive tactics Rahm Emanuel is using is not fair to the taxpayers. Many of the 48Th Ward residents are upset that only two candidates, Patrick McDonough and Philip Bernstein want to talk about issues. We also welcome all community organizations. Let's get involved on my dime! (Second thought let's ask Mr. Bernstein to supply some classy wine) Thank you Patrick McDonough.