Ald. Ed Burke Retains His 14th Ward SeatFacing federal criminal charges for allegedly shaking down a fast food company, Chicago's longest serving alderman for nearly 50 years Ed Burke will retain his seat in City Hall.
Ald. Tunney Wins In Chicago's 44th Ward; Ricketts Played Hardball To Oust The AldermanOn Chicago's North Side, the battle for the 44th Ward was described as a fight between a longtime alderman and a prominent ward resident - the Chicago Cubs.
Early Voting For Runoffs Outpacing February ElectionChicago election officials said they’re hopeful for good turnout for the runoff elections on Tuesday, with the contest for mayor and 18 aldermanic seats up for grabs.
Early Voting Begins For April 7 RunoffPolls are open for early voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through April 4 in all 50 wards. Early voting also will be available on Sunday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at every location.
Protesters Slam 16th Ward Candidate For Ownership Of "Disgusting" Vacant BuildingThe hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
City Council To Have At Least Eight New Aldermen After Tuesday's ElectionAt least 8 of the 50 aldermen will be new due to vacancies, deaths or remaps.
New 2nd Ward Alderman To Face Big Hurdles With Entirely New BoundariesWith Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) aiming to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming election, six candidates are vying to replace Fioretti as alderman, and will face plenty of challenges in a ward where boundaries have completely changed since the last election.
Early Voting Begins For Chicago Mayoral, Aldermanic ElectionsEarly voting starts Monday at 51 locations in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says each site also will offer voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.
Mayor Race Not The Only Political Game In TownWhile most of the attention in the upcoming municipal elections has been focused on the Chicago mayor’s race, some real battles are shaping up on the City Council too.