State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, defeating an anti-establishment conservative writer in a heavily Republican swath of central Illinois.
The counting is complete in two more Chicago aldermanic races, and in both cases, the incumbent is behind.
The College of DuPage has been a source of controversy of late, and trustee Kathy Hamilton has been leading the charge for a change in leadership. She made an aggressive push to elect three reform-minded candidates to replace members whose terms expire this year, and all three candidates she supported won on Tuesday.
This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.
Eighteen percent were undecided in the one-question poll.
It’s a somewhat confusing stance from a man whose support would be welcomed by either Chicago mayoral candidate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Ald. Bob Fioretti and businessman Willie Wilson are out of the mayoral race, but not without clout. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
There were plenty of winners and losers after Tuesday’s election, including many who weren’t even on the ballot.
In all, voters in 19 wards will go to the polls in April. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports in the 7th Ward on the South Side, the race will likely be affected by attitudes toward Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.
After suffering an embarrassing setback in his bid for a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces six more weeks of campaigning, in a head-to-head battle with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election on April 7.
Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.
The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.
Some campaign literature supporting incumbent Mike Zalewski says one of his challengers supports Section 8 housing.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.
Chicago election officials were urging voters to get it right the first time if they take advantage of early voting in the upcoming city elections, because there are no do-overs.
It’s offensive to me when someone isn’t registered to vote. You’re not only choosing to leave yourself out of the democratic process, but risking the future of 2.7 million Chicagoans. That includes me. So stop it.