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Election 2023

Election 2023
Election 2023

Ald. Lamont Robinson Opening Kenwood Ward Office This Month

Work on the 43rd Street storefront office is expected to be completed by mid-September. Robinson is one of a few freshman City Council members who have not opened a ward office.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Meet Chicago’s New City Council: 16 Alderpeople Start Their First Full Terms Now

The election brought more openly LGBTQ+ people, progressives, first-time politicians and younger officials into the City Council fold.


Meet Julia Ramirez, The First Woman Elected To Lead The Southwest Side’s 12th Ward

Ramirez, a Brighton Park native, worked at nonprofits across the city and as a social worker in Chicago Public Schools before running for office in the Southwest Side ward.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Ronnie Mosley, City Council’s Youngest Member, Wants To Make The New 21st Ward ‘The Best’ In Chicago

At 31, Mosley is the youngest alderperson tackling one of the city's largest wards on the Far South Side. There's "no one better suited than me for the job," says the former community organizer.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Nicole Lee Plans To Help The Near South Side Thrive — And Make A New High School A Reality

With her first year behind her, Lee plans to focus on implementing a participatory budget committee and economic development in her new term.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

William Hall, A Lifelong Chatham Resident And Pastor, Is Ready To Begin A ‘New Chapter’ In The 6th Ward

Hall beat out a crowded field to succeed Ald. Roderick Sawyer. The Chatham native said lessons from his neighbors and father will inspire him as he leads the South Side ward.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brandon Johnson And All 50 Alderpeople Will Be Inaugurated Monday. Here’s How You Can Watch

Johnson, alderpeople and the city's clerk and treasurer will take their oaths of office Monday morning. The ceremony will be livestreamed.


After Years As An Organizer, New 46th Ward Ald. Angela Clay Wants To Keep Building Community In Office

Clay won one of the most expensive City Council races this year and will succeed retiring Ald. James Cappleman. She said her background in organizing helped her prevail in a tough election.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Desmon Yancy, The First Black Man To Represent Chicago’s 5th Ward, Makes The Jump From Organizer To City Council

Yancy, who will take over for longtime Ald. Leslie Hairston, looks forward to "leading our community through a really important transformation" as the Obama Center is built.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ruth Cruz Grew Up As A Young Immigrant During The Bulls Dynasty. Now, She’s Leading The 30th Ward

Cruz succeeds Ald. Ariel Reboyras after 20 years in office. Already she faces a big decision: Whether to back a controversial music festival planned for Riis Park that Belmont Cragin neighbors have opposed.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Retiring Ald. James Cappleman Defends Uptown Development Boom, Pledges To Stay In Neighborhood

Ald. James Cappleman's 12 years in office included an unprecedented development wave in Uptown, which helps secure the neighborhood's affordable future, he said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Former Prosecutor, Navy Officer Bill Conway Readies For His Latest Career Pivot As 34th Ward Alderman

The son of a billionaire, Conway thought he was done with politics after losing the 2020 Cook County state’s attorney race. Voters in February proved him wrong.


How Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Channeled Anger Over Trump’s 2016 Election To Become Edgewater’s Next Alderperson

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth defeated better-resourced candidates to become the next 48th Ward alderwoman and Chicago's first alderperson of Filipino descent.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s How You Can Get Tickets To Brandon Johnson’s Inauguration

Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve them online.


Alderman-Elect Bennett Lawson Ready To ‘Hit The Ground Running’ When He Takes Over As Lakeview Alderman This Month

As Lawson succeeds Ald. Tom Tunney, his checklist from neighbors include reducing crime, attracting more small businesses and improving public transportation.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago Is About To Have The Gayest City Council In The Country

Lesbian, gay and bisexual alderpeople now are one-fifth of the City Council — and they represent all corners of the city. The new members show "there is LGBTQ life outside of Boystown," one said.


Bill Conway Won’t Run For Kim Foxx’s Seat, Says He’s Focused On Serving As 34th Ward Alderman

Conway, a Navy veteran and former Cook County prosecutor, ran against State's Attorney Kim Foxx in 2020. He was elected 34th Ward alderman in February.


Here Are The Final Results From The April 4 Election

In all, the city saw 613,795 votes cast, making for a turnout of 38.67 percent, according to the election results.


Get To Know Timmy Knudsen, Lincoln Park’s New Alderman

One of the youngest council members, Knudsen said he'll continue prioritizing public safety, the environment and constituent services in his first full term.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Why Did Chicago’s Latino Voters Split On Election Day? ‘The Biggest Lesson Is Outreach,’ Experts Say

Experts point to lack of voter outreach by campaigns and diverse ideologies as reasons why Chicago's 14 Latino-majority wards split support for Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson and challenger Paul Vallas.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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