An invitation from!

February 4, 2023

Dear Chicago Mayoral Candidate:                                                  

You’re invited!

With just under a month before Election Day, it’s never been more critical for you to get your message to the voters.  I am inviting you to do just that, by writing a guest column for my website,, where you will have up to 800 words to say your piece.

Since leaving the Chicago Tribune I have built an online audience of subscribers, from all corners of Chicagoland and across the United States, who care about what happens to our city. They are engaged, tuned in, and eager to know what the candidates stand for.

I am offering this opportunity to all nine mayoral candidates.  I hope you’ll take me up on it.  Here are the guidelines:

  • Write an essay telling voters why you should be mayor, or explaining your ideas about solving Chicago’s problems, or focusing on one issue you believe is most important.  Do this in about 850 words or less, which is standard newspaper column length.
  • Send the column to by 15 February 2023.  In the subject line of your email, type “Column Submission.”
  • I will decide the order of publication.  Your column will be published without editing or commentary.
  • All guest columns by candidates will be published before Election Day on

Thank you, and God bless Chicago.

John Kass