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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Aldermanic candidates for the 40th Ward: Incumbent Ald. Patrick O’Connor, left, and Andre Vasquez.

40th Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. O’Connor vs. Vasquez

In 2015, 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O’Connor easily won re-election. But the second-longest-serving member of the Chicago City Council is now in one of the most contentious runoff races in the city. He and challenger Andre Vasquez join us.

New Poll Suggests Lightfoot Poised to Clinch Mayor’s Race

Half of Chicagoans believe the city is “on the wrong track,” according to a new WTTW/Crain’s Temkin/Harris poll, which also indicates that Lori Lightfoot will win the April 2 runoff election to become Chicago’s next mayor.

The Week in Review: Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Face Off on WTTW

Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle continue battling it out to become Chicago’s next mayor. Boeing’s 737 crisis worsens. No sentence change for Jason Van Dyke. And we preview the baseball season.

 Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle appear on “Chicago Tonight” on March 21, 2019.

Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Clash on Campaign Cash

The back-and-forth over political donations during Thursday’s forum was the latest in a series of contentious public appearances between Chicago mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle.

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

Mayoral Candidate Forum: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle join us for a special edition of “Chicago Tonight” moderated by Phil Ponce and featuring a live studio audience. Watch the full video online.

Aldermanic candidates for the 43rd Ward: Incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and Derek Lindblom.

43rd Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. Smith vs. Lindblom

In a North Side ward adjacent to the proposed site of the controversial Lincoln Yards development, two candidates fight for the 43rd Ward aldermanic seat. Incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and Derek Lindblom join us.

Aldermanic candidates for the 30th Ward: Incumbent Ald. Ariel Reboyras and Jessica Gutierrez.

30th Ward Candidate Forum: Jessica Gutierrez

Ald. Ariel Reboyras has represented the 30th Ward since 2003 and is now facing Jessica Gutierrez, the daughter of former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, in his first runoff election.

City treasurer candidates Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Ameya Pawar participate in a “Chicago Tonight” forum on March 18, 2019.

Candidates for City Treasurer Play Nice With Just 2 Weeks Until Runoff

Qualifications and public banks. Those were the repeated subjects that came up during the treasurer’s forum Monday with candidates Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Ameya Pawar. Watch the full discussion.

City treasurer candidates Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Ameya Pawar participate in a “Chicago Tonight” forum on March 18, 2019.

City Treasurer Candidate Forum: Conyears-Ervin vs. Pawar

Following a three-way battle to replace outgoing Treasurer Kurt Summers in the Feb. 26 election, Chicago voters will have to choose between two candidates in the April 2 runoff.

The Week in Review: Mayoral Candidates Rack Up Endorsements

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle battle for votes ahead of the runoff election. Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way on two controversial projects. CSO musicians trade instruments for picket signs. And Boeing’s very bit 737 problem.

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