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Runoff Election

WTTW’s 2019 Chicago Voters’ Guide is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Feb. 26 election. Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. The messages were recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates. The Voters’ Guide was produced with help from the League of Women Voters of Chicago.

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In this May 4, 2011 file photo, Ald. Ed Burke speaks at a Chicago City Council meeting. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

Ald. Ed Burke Re-elected Despite Federal Corruption Charge

Chicago’s longest serving alderman, has been re-elected to an unprecedented 13th term despite a highly publicized federal charge of attempted extortion.

Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle appear on “Chicago Tonight” on May 14, 2018 and Oct. 16, 2017, respectively.

Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle in Chicago Mayoral Runoff

Calling Tuesday’s election a referendum on the “crumbling political machine of the past,” former Chicago Police Board chair Lori Lightfoot claimed a spot in the historic mayoral runoff set for April 2.

How, and Why, Chicago Has Nonpartisan Elections

The push for nonpartisan elections began after the 1983 election of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. What it means for elections today.

What to Make of This Extraordinary Chicago Election

Fourteen mayoral candidates? A possible runoff? Political reporters and political scientists give us their take on this unprecedented election.

(Chicago Tonight)

Early Totals Show Older Voters Driving Election Traffic

More than half the ballots cast as of 6 p.m. Tuesday came from voters who were 55 or older, according to unofficial totals from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

Chicago Voters Head to Polls to Pick Rahm Emanuel Successor

Those looking to succeed retiring Mayor Rahm Emanuel include veteran politicians — a couple whose fathers also held elective office — businessmen, former prosecutors and community activists.

Chicago Election Has Potential to Change Face of City Council

With 160 candidates running for alderman, the Chicago City Council could be seeing a major makeover in May.

Record Number of Mayoral Candidates Leaves Voters Spoiled for Choice

Chicago voters may want change, but with so many mayoral candidates to choose from, what are they to think? We get election analysis from political reporters Craig Dellimoreo, A.D. Quig and Greg Hinz.

There Are 150-Plus Aldermanic Candidates. Here Are 6 Wards to Watch.

In addition to the very competitive and crowded mayoral contest, voters in all 50 wards are voting for alderman as well. We highlight some of the races to watch.

Election Officials to Undecided Voters: Time’s Up

Election day is almost upon us as the 14 mayoral candidates make their final pitches to voters.