WTTW’s 2023 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the Chicago runoff municipal election on April 4. 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.

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

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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. 

(WTTW News)

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.

(WTTW News)

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.

Mayor Brandon Johnson delivers his inaugural address on Monday, May 15. (City of Chicago)

Brandon Johnson Sworn in As Chicago’s 57th Mayor: ‘There Is Something Special About This City’

Capping an improbable rise and carrying the hopes of a political movement determined to remake Chicago as a more equitable place to live, Brandon Johnson was sworn into office Monday as Chicago’s 57th mayor.

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson takes questions from the news media after meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, April 6. (Heather Cherone/WTTW News)

As Brandon Johnson Takes Control of Chicago City Hall, Massive Challenges Await

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson had just 41 days to put together his administration and lay the foundation to start delivering on his ambitious agenda — the shortest mayoral transition in Chicago history.

(WTTW News)

Brandon Johnson Commits to Reopening Chicago’s Public Mental Health Clinics Closed 11 Years Ago

“We are going to reopen the mental health clinics,” Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson said in an interview with WTTW News, putting it first in a list of his top priorities.