WTTW’s 2023 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 28. You will find candidate profiles, searchable by race or candidate; responses to localized candidate questionnaires; a map of Chicago searchable by wards; and links to ongoing political coverage from WTTW News. Find your polling location for voting on election day.

Find full results for all the races in Chicago's municipal election.

Candidates with questions about the Voter Guide can email [email protected].

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WTTW News Election Coverage

Paul Vallas fields questions from the news media on Feb. 7, 2023, after the WTTW News mayoral forum. (Liz Markel / WTTW)

Former Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas Tells Judge Ex-Ald. Ed Burke is Worthy of ‘Leniency’

“I know he truly cared, not only for his own constituents, but for all of Chicago and for the success of our great city,” former mayoral candidate Paul Vallas wrote of former Ald. Ed Burke, who was convicted of 13 counts of bribery, attempted extortion and racketeering.

Former Ald. Carrie Austin (34th Ward) leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (WTTW News)

Judge Won’t Dismiss Indictment of Ex-Ald. Carrie Austin, As Her Lawyer Says She Remains Very Ill

U.S. District Court Judge John Kness has yet to set a trial date for Austin, who pleaded not guilty after her June 2021 indictment. The hearing, which lasted less than 15 minutes, was the first time Austin has appeared in a federal courtroom since her indictment.

Top left: Mayor Brandon Johnson takes “Chicago Tonight” co-host Brandis Friedman around the Austin community on April 13, 2023. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News) Top right: The state Capitol. (WTTW News) Bottom left: Field Museum staff collected 1,000 dead birds Oct. 5, 2023, from the grounds of McCormick Place. (Courtesy of Taylor Hains) Bottom right: File photo of guns. (WTTW News)

The Most-Read WTTW News Stories of 2023

Chicago elected a new mayor, Illinois banned so-called assault weapons and the Boss played at Wrigley Field. Here’s what people were reading in 2023.

Mayor Brandon Johnson addresses reporters on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, before introducing Chief Larry Snelling as his pick to lead the Chicago Police Department. (Heather Cherone / WTTW News)

Chicago Police Department Staffing Steady During Johnson’s First 100 Days: Data

The size of the Chicago Police Department is essentially unchanged since Mayor Brandon Johnson took office 100 days ago. There are 12,363 employees, including 11,722 sworn officers.

Mayor Brandon Johnson unveils the report compiled by his 400-member transition committee on Thursday, July 6, 2023. (WTTW News)

Johnson: Releases Transition Committee Report as ‘Blueprint’ to Make Chicago ‘More Just and Vibrant’ City

The 223-page report memorializes the work of 11 subcommittees that began meeting in mid-April, and dovetails with much of progressive agenda laid out by Johnson and echoes his call for new investment on Chicago’s South and West sides. 

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Indicted Former Ald. Ed Burke to Start Collecting More Than $96K Annual City Pension, Records Show

Former Ald. Ed Burke will start receiving pension payments of $8,027 per month in August, and they will continue for the rest of his life, according to records obtained by WTTW News from the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago.

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Chicago Board of Ethics Finds 8 Candidates Improperly Used City Property During Election

The Chicago Board of Ethics determined all of the violations of the city’s Ethics Ordinance were minor in nature, which will mean the candidates will be admonished in condfidential letters from the board — but not fined.

Mayor Brandon Johnson takes the rostrum in the Council Chambers for the first time on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Heather Cherone/WTTW News)

Chicago City Council Votes 41-9 to Ratify Johnson’s Picks for Leadership Team

The vote represents a reversal from March 30, when nearly two-thirds of the Chicago City Council voted to approve a declaration of independence — five days before Mayor Brandon Johnson defeated former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas in the runoff.

Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Mayor Brandon Johnson Faces Trial by Fire at 1st City Council Meeting

When Mayor Brandon Johnson picks up the mayor’s gavel for the first time, he will have been in office for just 10 days — and if he had a brief honeymoon, Wednesday’s meeting of the City Council will signal its end.

Ald. Carrie Austin (34th Ward) stands to speak at the Dec. 14, 2022, Chicago City Council meeting. (WTTW News)

Indicted Former Ald. Carrie Austin Collecting More Than $114K Annual City Pension, Records Show

Former Ald. CarrieAustin is now receiving more than $9,500 per month in pension payments for the rest of her life, according to records obtained by WTTW News from the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. If Austin is convicted, she could lose her pension, since her conduct occurred as part of her official duties as an alderperson.