Neal and his team spent long days at the board of elections, defending their 18,000 signatures from a ballot challenge mounted by candidate Willie Wilson. Now the future of Neal's candidacy depends on a ruling from a handwriting expert and whether Neal can track down—in person—a few hundred to a couple thousand Chicagoans who signed his petitions. And if that's not enough stress, Neal and Wailin get into a friendly argument about transparency and why he didn't release his tax returns to the Chicago Tribune.
Listen to "Neal Files For Mayor," the episode where Neal turns in his signatures (0:34)
Listen to "A Cesspool for Human Error," the episode about the first stage in the petition defense process (0:41)
The Chicago Tribune's 12/13/18 article "Financial Secrecy: 10 of 16 top Chicago mayoral candidates refuse to release full tax returns" (12:34)
Neal's Questionnaires app (15:18)