Former City Clerk Miguel del Valle, 60, came in a distant third in the mayor's race early this year, but during his campaign he tapped into a progressive vein, championing for "world-class neighborhoods" and gaining a cadre of young supporters. Last Saturday, he and political strategist Delmarie Cobb hosted the first of several forums titled Will the Real Progressives Please Stand Up! Some 250 people showed up at Northeastern Illinois University's Center for Inner City Studies on the South Side for the event, moderated by ABC 7 News' Charles Thomas.
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