Meeks Courts Gay Voters
(Chicago Sun Times) — Mayoral candidate James Meeks tried some outreach to Chicago’s gay community Wednesday, bringing his “50 wards in 50 days” tour to Ann Sather’s restaurant in Lake View. “I’m reaching out today,” Meeks said outside the restaurant, which is owned by Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), the City Council’s first openly gay alderman. Tunney, who has criticized Meeks’ vote last week against a state bill legalizing civil unions for gays, was not at the restaurant to greet Meeks Wednesday. Meeks is a state senator and pastor of the Salem Baptist Church.