The candidate has a passion for public policy—but will it sway voters?
No more Joe Moore? The 49th Ward prepares to vote . . . or not
In what could be the 28-year incumbent’s toughest race yet, a changing Rogers Park considers another option.
Q&A with mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot
“We can’t move forward together as a city, as a state, as a country, if people aren’t willing to see the other person and not villainize them.”
Is Lori Lightfoot really the progressive candidate?
Does the reform candidate stand a chance in post-Rahm Chicago?
The Chicago Aldermanic Explainer
How many aldermen are there? And what do they even do? Here’s what to know.
The 20th Ward aldermanic race is rife with bad faith and good ideas
A Pritzker-backed machine operator, a rogue three-time candidate, a U of C darling, and lots of idealistic novices compete in a ward known for corruption.
Preckwinkle fund-raising e-mail seeks to capitalize on Cyntoia Brown case
But the mayoral candidate doesn’t mention ways to help the Tennessee woman who killed her sexual assaulter at 16 and got a life sentence.
Overlooked mayoral hopefuls share bold visions for Chicago
They may have little name recognition and no campaign funds, but the regular people running for mayor are committed to making the city thrive.
Mike Madigan’s constituents unfazed by campaign rhetoric against their guy
In the district that’s been reelecting Mike Madigan every two years since 1970, some say they only ever see him on TV.
Efforts to turn Cook County Jail into a polling location persist following governor’s veto
Though House Bill 4469 to turn Cook County Jail into an official polling location remains at a standstill, representatives who worked on the bill remain positive and motivated.
Cook County judicial elections stir up unusual public scrutiny
Next week’s election could be the first in nearly 30 years to unseat a Cook County judge
Rent control referendum hits three more wards on November ballot
Lift the Ban Coalition steps up pressure for state senate vote on rent control bill
A lawsuit to prevent the Obama Presidential Center’s ‘illegal land grab’ in Jackson Park is moving forward
The activist group Protect Our Parks claims that the city’s plan to turn 19 acres of Jackson Park over to the Obama Foundation is unconstitutional.
Was it socialism or a capitalist conspiracy that tanked Venezuela’s economy?
And why did Trump want to invade?
Is a Puerto Rican native running for Chicago alderman the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, who is taking on Deb Mell, closely resembles the 28-year-old socialist from the Bronx who upset a powerful congressman in New York.