Political ads have been flooding the airways for months in the race for Cook County state’s attorney. And they have been getting increasingly nasty.
With violent crime in Chicago of huge concern to voters, we hear from the two GOP candidates aiming to be the next Cook County state’s attorney.
In August, Dorothy Brown announced she would not seek reelection as clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, opening up her seat to four Democratic hopefuls. They join “Chicago Tonight” for a candidate forum.
Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District has long been a Democratic stronghold, but in recent years the Democrat representing it has been under fire from his ideological left.
Five Republican candidates are vying to take on Illinois’ long-serving and well-funded incumbent senior senator, Dick Durbin, who is running for a fifth term this fall. All five join “Chicago Tonight” for a candidate forum.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A community activist and the incumbent daughter of a City Council dynasty face off ahead of the April 2 runoff election.
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.
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.
Northwestern University communications professor Jason DeSanto breaks down the performance of Chicago mayoral candidates during a series of televised forums.