5th Ward Race Between Incumbent Leslie Hairston And Activist William Calloway Too Close To Call In the battle between the established politician and an activist who wanted to challenge the establishment incumbent Leslie Hairston and William Calloway are neck and neck.
Deborah Mell, Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez Locked In Race Too Close To Call For 33rd Ward AldermanWith two precincts outstanding, Deborah Mell held a 47-vote lead in the race for 33rd Ward alderman.
Andre Vasquez Defeats Longtime 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'ConnorLongtime 40th ward Ald. Patrick O'Connor was trailing Andre Vasquez by 1,057 votes for 40th ward alderman with 100 percent of precincts reporting, but Vasquez has yet to declare victory.
Ariel Reboyras Wins 30th Ward Seat Over Jessica GutierrezA long-term incumbent and a newcomer with a strong political ties battled for the 30th ward and Ariel Reboyras passed Jessica Gutierrez to be the next alderman for the North Side ward.
Byron Sigcho-Lopez Wins The 25th Ward Seat Once Held By Ald. SolisIn the race to replace embattled Ald. Daniel Solis, Byron Sigcho-Lopez overtook Alex Acevedo to be the next alderman for Chicago's 25th ward.
Chicago Election: Turnout Extremely Light; Altercation Between Campaign Workers Reported In 6th WardWhile Chicago was poised to make history by electing the first-ever African-American woman as mayor, voters appeared to be less than enthusiastic.
New Preckwinkle Ad Attacks Lightfoot's Critical Failure At 911 Center"You don't engage in cover-ups when things go wrong, you take responsibility and try to address the problems."
Preckwinkle Campaign Won't Be Airing Ads For A While; Expert Says "It Means They're Broke"Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle says she won't be airing any more television ads, at least for a while.
Preckwinkle Has Stopped Spending Money On TV AdsMeantime, Toni Preckwinkle received the endorsement of a host of west siders, including Illinois U.S. Congressman Danny Davis.
Preckwinkle Downplays Lightfoot's Endorsements From Former Mayoral RivalsLightfoot has raised $676,000. By contrast, Preckwinkle has raised $329,000 with labor unions the biggest contributors at $135,000.
Mayoral Candidates Outline Their Solutions For Chicago's ProblemsBoth candidates said poor communities need more investment, jobs, and mental health facilities.
Plumbers Union Endorses Lightfoot, Almost By DefaultFour years ago, the plumbers endorsed Rahm Emanuel. In the election's first round, the union backed Bill Daley, citing a 60-year relationship with the Daley family. But Coyne said Lightfoot's emphasis on jobs won him over.
A Compliment Being Questioned As Criticism In Mayoral RaceHer endorsement by Kelly Cassidy was a rallying cry for LGBTQ voters to flock to the polls for Lightfoot. The unknown question: How many conservative voters may be motivated to vote against Lightfoot, for the same reason.
Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Pick Up More EndorsementsLori Lightfoot gladly accepted the backing of former candidate Willie Wilson, who won 14 of Chicago's black wards, in the election's first round. But Toni Preckwinkle's campaign charged that Wilson sought to name key commissioners and asked Preckwinkle to pay his campaign costs in exchange for Wilson's support.
Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Spar At Chicago Mayoral Candidate ForumWith a little more than three weeks left until the runoff election, both candidates for Chicago mayor faced off in a forum Thursday night, and it didn't take long for things to get heated.