Local group has narrowed its mayoral list to four

The Chicago Coalition for Mayor is expected to meet privately later this week to discuss which candidate will win its endorsement. About a dozen black politicians and other community leaders are seeking the coalition’s support in their bid to replace Mayor Richard Daley.

Can a minister also be mayor?

Some aldermen don’t think so, but several local ministers say it shouldn’t be an issue for the Rev. James Meeks, who wants to succeed Mayor Richard Daley.