You may agree Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the practical choice for mayor, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is popular choice for mayor of Chicago. In the parts of Chicago I drive through I see more "Chuy" Garcia for mayor signs than Rahm Emanuel for mayor signs.
This election is mostly about ability vs. likeability. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is very smart , well connected, and could keep positioning Chicago as a global city. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is the candidate for residents who live outside of the tourist areas of Chicago.
Commissioner Garcia's supporters seem very motivated to vote for him. Are the residents of Chicago that will vote Rahm Emanuel ashamed to let their neighborhoods know they're making an unpopular choice?
Sings or no signs, ability or likeability, the candidate that has the most campaign workers in the neighborhoods wins.