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

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.

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Paris Schutz moderates a forum with, from left, mayoral candidates Jerry Joyce, Neal Sales-Griffin, Bob Fioretti and John Kozlar on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

Chicago Tonight kicked off its series of forums Thursday with four of the 14 candidates vying to be Chicago’s next mayor: Jerry Joyce, Neal Sales-Griffin, Bob Fioretti and John Kozlar.

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In less than two weeks, 14 candidates will appear on the ballot for mayor of Chicago. The first in our series of three mayoral candidate forums kicks off with four of those candidates.

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Chicago mayoral candidate and former Ald. Bob Fioretti appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

The attorney and former 2nd Ward alderman tells us why he’s running for Chicago mayor – again.

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Attorney and former Chicago Ald. Bob Fioretti. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

Former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti, who tried to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, and ran against Toni Preckwinkle for Cook County Board president in the 2018 Democratic primary, appears to be running once more for mayor.

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Attorney and former Chicago Ald. Bob Fioretti represented the city of Harvey. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

The city of Harvey finally strikes a deal with its underwater police and fire pension funds. What it could mean for hundreds of other Illinois towns.

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Attorney Bob Fioretti represents the city of Harvey.

The state is withholding tax money from south suburban Harvey because it has fallen behind on its pension payments. Will others follow?

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Cook County Board President and former Ald. Bob Fioretti appear on “Chicago Tonight” on March 7, 2018.

Despite a challenge from former Chicago alderman and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will once again take the top post in Cook County for what she says will be her final term.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Ald. Bob Fioretti appear on “Chicago Tonight” in October and November 2017, respectively.

A candidate forum ahead of the March 20 primary features the incumbent and her challenger, a former Chicago alderman.

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In the wake of the much-maligned sweetened beverage tax, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s re-election no longer appears certain. Why Bob Fioretti believes Cook County needs new leadership.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced four challengers—Ald . Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, businessman Willie Wilson, and William "Dock" Walls—in the Municipal Election.  

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The mayoral and aldermanic candidates enter the home stretch. But are some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's allies now backing away from him? We have the details.

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In an effort to better inform voters about the candidates running for Mayor of Chicago, WTTW offered all five of the candidates free air time to address our audience directly. Candidate Free Time is an unedited two minutes of air time to give viewers a concise, unfiltered look at where the candidates stand.

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In an effort to better inform voters about the candidates running for Mayor of Chicago, WTTW offered all five of the candidates free air time to address our audience directly. Candidate Free Time is an unedited two minutes of air time to give viewers a concise, unfiltered look at where the candidates stand.

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In an effort to better inform voters about the candidates running for Mayor of Chicago, WTTW offered all five of the candidates free air time to address our audience directly. Candidate Free Time is an unedited two minutes of air time to give viewers a concise, unfiltered look at where the candidates stand.

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In an effort to better inform voters about the candidates running for Mayor of Chicago, WTTW offered all five of the candidates free air time to address our audience directly. Candidate Free Time is an unedited two minutes of air time to give viewers a concise, unfiltered look at where the candidates stand.

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