Meet the candidates for Aurora, Illinois mayor

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Candidates for mayor of Aurora are airing their sometimes sharp differences ahead of the April 6 election.

Businessman and former school board member John Laesch is one of two men trying to unseat incumbent Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin.

Laesch doesn’t criticize Irvin much and insists he is not running a negative campaign. He does say the downtown’s redevelopment could be done in a more sustainable way.

Ald. Judd Lofchie, meanwhile, flatly accuses Irvin of “pay to play” politics, giving contracts to big campaign donors.

Irvin said as mayor he does not vote on city contracts — aldermen do. The contracts are competitively bid, he adds.

You can hear all three candidates for mayor of Aurora on “At Issue,” which airs 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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