Runoff Election

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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.

Aldermanic candidates for the 33rd Ward: Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, left, and incumbent Ald. Deborah Mell.

33rd Ward Candidate Forum: Rodriguez Sanchez vs. Incumbent Ald. Mell

A community activist and the incumbent daughter of a City Council dynasty face off ahead of the April 2 runoff election.

Aldermanic candidates for the 5th Ward appear on “Chicago Tonight” on March 13, 2019: Incumbent Ald. Leslie Hairston and William Calloway.

5th Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. Hairston vs. Calloway

As Chicago voters prepare to head back to the polls, our series of forums continues with 5th Ward candidates Ald. Leslie Hairston and William Calloway.

Mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle, left, and Lori Lightfoot speak to the media following their meeting with the Chicago Tribune editorial board Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The two will face off in a runoff election on April 2.

Mayoral Candidates Preckwinkle, Lightfoot Square off on Aldermanic Prerogative

With corruption scandals roiling Chicago politics, both of the candidates for mayor say cleaning up City Hall is near the top of their agendas. But it’s also where they differ, particularly when it comes to aldermanic prerogative.

Aldermanic candidates for the 16th Ward: Stephanie Coleman, left, and incumbent Ald. Toni Foulkes.

16th Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. Toni Foulkes

We launch our aldermanic runoff forums with a reprise of the 2015 matchup in the 16th Ward between Stephanie Coleman and incumbent Ald. Toni Foulkes.

Chicago’s Runoff Election: Early Voting Locations, Dates

An April 2 runoff election will determine Chicago’s next mayor, city treasurer and aldermen in more than a dozen wards across the city. Find out when and where you can cast your ballot.

Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle participate in a televised forum on NBC 5 Chicago on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The two will face off in a runoff election April 2, 2019. (Courtesy of NBC 5 Chicago)

The Week in Review: Mayoral Runoff Election Heats Up

Sparks fly in the first mayoral runoff forum. Courts deliver bad news for politicians and R. Kelly. Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock beats his charges. And the Lincoln Yards development nears a full City Council vote. 

The Week in Review: Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Head into Historic Runoff

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle will face off in a historic mayoral runoff. Surprises in several aldermanic races. And what role will identity politics play in the election?

Preckwinkle Questions Lightfoot’s Progressive Credentials

Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle joins us as her campaign goes after the progressive bona fides of her challenger, Lori Lightfoot.

How Does Ranked-Choice Voting Work?

What is ranked-choice voting? And how could it have impacted Chicago’s Feb. 26 election?