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Election 2023

Election 2023
Election 2023

Ald. David Moore Will Run Unopposed For Third Term Representing South Side’s 17th Ward

Moore was a key leader in the push to rename Lake Shore Drive. This is the first time he'll run unopposed.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Former Lincoln Park Ald. Michele Smith Endorses Wendi Taylor Nations In Crowded 43rd Ward Race

Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed Timmy Knudsen to lead the ward after Smith stepped down. But Smith is backing his opponent, saying her pick "will not be beholden to any mayor or political interest group."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Ald. Scott Waguespack Will Run Unopposed To Represent Bucktown, West Lakeview

Waguespack was first elected to City Council in 2007. He's become a close ally of Mayor Lori Lightfoot since endorsing her in 2019.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Portage Park Business Owner, Community Advocate James Suh Joins Race To Unseat Ald. Jim Gardiner

Suh joins four challengers who are hoping to be on the ballot for 45th ward alderperson in next year's election.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Here’s Who Is Running To Represent Downtown, West Loop In City Council

Alds. Walter Burnett and Brian Hopkins are running unopposed, while Ald. Brendan Reilly has a challenger. Two newcomers are vying for the newly relocated 34th Ward.

Downtown

Here’s Who’s Running To Be Chicago’s Next Mayor

As many as 11 candidates could appear on February's ballot as Mayor Lori Lightfoot battles to win a second term.

Citywide

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

Community Bike Ride Through Bridgeport Aims To Make Area Safer For Cyclists

The bike ride will take attendees along Ping Tom Park, Eleanor Street Boathouse, the 33rd Street viaduct and Archer Avenue Bridge. It's being organized by aldermanic candidate Ambria Taylor.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Lakeview Ald. Tom Tunney Is Not Running For Mayor

After a few months of considering jumping into the mayoral race, Tunney announced Friday he's decided against it.

Citywide

Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Announces Run For Mayor, Challenging Lori Lightfoot

García's announcement comes on the 40th anniversary of the day his ally, former Mayor Harold Washington, made his own campaign announcement.

Citywide

Is Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Running For Mayor? All Signs Point To Yes

The congressman, who pushed former Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a runoff in 2015, could pose a serious threat to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Citywide

Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson Is Running For Chicago Mayor: ‘We Are Going To Bring A Revival To This City’

Johnson, a middle school teacher and Chicago Teachers Union organizer, joins a crowded field that includes three sitting alderman vying to deny Mayor Lori Lightfoot a second term.

Citywide

After Scandals, Proco Joe Moreno Wants A Shot At Political Redemption. Will 1st Ward Voters Give It To Him?

The former alderman said the 2017 suicide of a close friend led to his alcohol abuse and subsequent legal problems. Now, he's asking residents to send him back to City Council.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

State Rep. Lamont Robinson The Latest To Announce Bid For Ald. Sophia King’s 4th Ward Seat

Robinson, the first Black LGBTQ+ member of the Illinois General Assembly, is the fifth candidate to enter the race.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Mayoral Candidate Ald. Sophia King Wants To Use Drones For Police Chases

Saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot puts "public relations before public safety," King vowed to fire Supt. David Brown and make stopping crime her top priority.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Prentice Butler, Ald. Sophia King’s Chief Of Staff, Will Run For Boss’ 4th Ward Seat As She Takes On Lightfoot

Butler is the fourth candidate to declare his candidacy, joining Khari Humphries, Tracey Y. Bey and Ebony Lucas in the bid to represent Kenwood, Oakland and Bronzeville in City Council.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Jessie Fuentes, Humboldt Park Activist And Puerto Rican Cultural Center Staffer, To Run Against Maldonado In 26th Ward

Fuentes is vying for a seat held by Ald. Roberto Maldonado since 2009. "I think there is a shift in politics ... of being able to transition to younger organizers, leaders and activists."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Edison Park Advocate And Attorney Paul Struebing Is Napolitano’s First Challenger For 41st Ward Seat

Last year, Struebing spearheaded a push for a safety overhaul of Northwest Highway in downtown Edison Park that got 800 signatures.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

West Town Resident David Herrera Joins Crowded Race To Represent ‘Pool Noodle’ 36th Ward: ‘This Is My Backyard’

Herrera is the third candidate to challenge incumbent Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) in next year's election. He's worked on developments in West Town and Humboldt Park, and unsuccessfully ran for 26th Ward alderman in 2019.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

1st Ward Aldermanic Hopefuls Talk Public Safety, Late-Night Bars And Other Priorities At Wicker Park Forum

Attorney Sam Royko, Logan Square Preservation president Andy Schneider and former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno are all running to unseat incumbent Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st), who was elected in 2019.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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