Chicago mayoral candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas. (Provided)

Much of the focus has been on the mayoral candidates’ public safety plans, but whoever emerges victorious on April 4 will also inherit environmental and climate-related challenges.

Ald. Roderick Sawyer appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom following his announcement that he is entering Chicago’s mayoral race. (WTTW News)

Late last week, another candidate got into the race for mayor: 6th Ward Ald. Roderick Sawyer. Sawyer has a long history with City Hall; his father Eugene Sawyer – served the city of Chicago as mayor for a brief period after the death of Harold Washington. And in 2011, the younger Sawyer was elected to lead the ward where he was born and raised.

This historic mayoral runoff election is over with Mayor Rahm Emanuel winning a second term. We discuss the results of that race, as well as the results of the 18 aldermanic runoff elections with our panel of political experts. 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is re-elected to a second term as Jesús "Chuy" García concedes. Check out the latest mayoral and aldermanic runoff results.

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation with a discussion of changes at Wrigley Field, the dispute over Ernie Banks’ will, and predictions for the mayoral election.  

Mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Jesús "Chuy" García released their financial plans for the city today. Read their plans.

Mayoral candidate Jesús "Chuy" García says he’d abolish the city’s red light camera program if he’s elected mayor. But how would he make up the revenue?

Is there a kinder, contrite Mayor Rahm Emanuel?  A new push by the mayor to soften his image comes in the face of criticism about his personal style. This, the state budget, and the ongoing controversy over the Obama Library are taking center stage in the campaign for mayor today. 

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.  

Chicago businessman Willie Wilson has put $1 million of his own money into his effort to take down incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We talk with Wilson about his background, why he wants to be mayor, and whether he thinks he has enough support to win.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not run in the upcoming mayoral election, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

Last week Ald. Bob Fioretti announced he will run for mayor of Chicago in the 2015 election. Chicago Tonight speaks with Fioretti about his political future. 

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she will not run for Mayor of Chicago in 2015.