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election 2019

The Battle For The Fifth Ward Continues As Calloway Makes One Last Play

The longtime activist isn't letting the city council seat go without a fight.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

The Election’s Over, Right? Not Quite In These Two Races As Challengers Push On

Although Ald. James Cappleman (46th) declared victory, challenger Marianne Lalonde is still trying to overcome a 25-vote deficit with a ballot recount.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Before Taking Office, Ald.-Elect Daniel La Spata (1st) Will Meet Voters In West Town

Monday's meeting aims to gather community input and will include free Spanish translation services.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Leslie Hairston Finishes Up 176 Votes, But William Calloway Demands Recount In 5th Ward Nail-Biter

Thursday's court hearing could put an end to a long campaign.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Cappleman’s Lead Grows, Mell Inches Closer And Hairston Keeps Holding On In City Hall’s 3 Undecided Races

Even though the election is over for most, the incumbents and their challengers in the 5th, 33rd and 46th wards are left to wait until April 16 as mail-in ballots continue to come in.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Ald. Roderick Sawyer Declares Victory In 6th Ward Race

With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Sawyer had 53 percent of the vote to opponent Deborah Foster-Bonner's 46 percent, according to the Chicago Election Board.

Englewood, Chatham

Ald. James Cappleman Takes 23-Vote Lead In 46th Ward — But No Decision Yet As Mail-In Ballots Still Out

"This will definitely come down to mail-in ballots," the alderman said. "Aren't elections fun?"

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Jeanette Taylor Declares Victory, Vows To Unite The 20th Ward: ‘We’ve Got To Come Together’

The seat was left vacant by Willie Cochran, who officially resigned last month after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

Englewood, Chatham

Lori Lightfoot Becomes Nation’s 1st Black Lesbian Mayor After Beating Toni Preckwinkle

Lightfoot is also the city's first openly gay mayor.

Downtown

Election Day 2019 Live Blog: Voter Turnout Isn’t Great, But At Least It Won’t Be A Record Low

Turnout for this historic Chicago election remains sluggish Tuesday, with only 284,000 votes cast as of 11 a.m.

Downtown

As Chicago Heads To The Polls In Historic Election, Here Are The Big Questions Facing The City

Chicago City Council lost 132 years of combined experience in retirements and defeats in the first round.

Downtown

For Toni Preckwinkle, Hyde Park Will Always Be Home

The longtime Hyde Park resident talks to Block Club Chicago about her love for the neighborhood that shaped her life — and her politics.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Denying Rumors, Rahm Says He Won’t Appoint Interim 20th Ward Alderman To Replace Disgraced Cochran Before Election

Rumors that the mayor might make a last-minute appointment to fill Ald. Willie Cochran's vacant seat prompted one concerned citizen to start a petition.

Englewood, Chatham

Shots Fired At William Calloway’s Campaign Office: ‘Violence Like This Is One Of The Many Reasons I’m Running’

Calloway, who is running against Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), said someone in a passing car fired four or five shots at the building.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

In Race To Replace Indicted Ald. Willie Cochran, Final 2 Candidates To Meet Thursday Night

Jeanette Taylor and Nicole Johnson, two political neophytes in the 20th Ward, will face voters in Woodlawn.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

40th Ward Runoff: Ald. Pat O’Connor And Andre Vasquez Set To Square Off At Forum Monday

Because Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th) wasn’t able to get at least 50 percent of the vote Feb. 26 he's facing Andre Vasquez in a runoff election.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Hundreds Flock To Davis Theater To Hear 47th Ward Candidates Debate Affordable Housing, Taxes

Matt Martin, an attorney at the Illinois Attorney General’s office, and Michael Negron, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former policy chief, aim to succeed outgoing Ald. Ameya Pawar.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Why These South Side Women Voted For Willie Wilson — And Think You Should Have Done The Same

"The ballot was like a huge menu at a restaurant that you don't want anything from, but you have to order anyway."

Englewood, Chatham

Ald. Walter Burnett Overwhelmingly Wins 27th Ward Election, Landing 7th Term

With 96 of the precincts reporting, the incumbent landed 69.8 percent of the vote to challenger Cynthia Bednarz’s 30.1 percent.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Ald. Roderick Sawyer Appears To Narrowly Avoid Runoff In 6th Ward

Vote by mail ballots have yet to be calculated, but it’s unclear if there are enough to lower Sawyer under the 50-percent threshold.

Englewood, Chatham
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