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Elections 2023

Elections 2023
Elections 2023

After Close Race In 2019, Jessica Gutiérrez Running For 30th Ward Aldermanic Seat Again

Jessica Gutiérrez announced her campaign for the vacant 30th Ward aldermanic seat. She said she's "ready to do the hard work" it takes to unify the community and improve public safety, education and the environment.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Chicago Youth Policy Director Khari Humphries Running For 4th Ward Alderperson

South Side native Khari Humphries joins aldermanic hopefuls Ebony Lucas and Tracey Bey in the contest to succeed Sophia King.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Villegas Opens Ukrainian Village Ward Office — Even Though He Doesn’t Represent The Area Now

Ald. Gilbert Villegas is getting a jump on the new ward map, which would put the office into his ward in nine months if he wins reelection. But one neighboring alderman says it's confusing for neighbors.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Brian Hopkins Seeking Reelection — But Not Ruling Out ‘Last-Minute Pivot’ To Join Crowded Mayor’s Race

Hopkins has been a consistent Lori Lightfoot critic and said his motivation behind contemplating a run against her is based on "dissatisfaction with her leadership and her performance."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Ariel Reboyras Retiring After 20 Years On Northwest Side 

Ald. Ariel Reboyras will retire at the end of his term — and former challenger Jessica Gutiérrez has said she is again running for his seat.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Sean Flynn, Ald. David Moore’s Former Chief Of Staff, Challenging Ald. Michelle Harris For South Side Seat

Flynn hopes to oust the four-term City Council veteran representing the 8th Ward. But Harris said she's "absolutely, positively not going anywhere."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chuy García Considering Running For Chicago Mayor Again

García could pose a serious threat to Mayor Lori Lightfoot with his wide name recognition and years of political experience. García will make a decision soon, he said.


Retiring Ald. George Cardenas Endorses Former Chief Of Staff Anabel Abarca To Succeed Him

The ward, which included McKinley Park and Brighton Park, will have a new representative as Ald. George Cardenas steps down to join the Cook County Board of Review.

McKinley Park

Will More Aldermen Step Down? Lightfoot Expects ‘More Announcements’ As City Hall Faces Great Resignation

A dozen aldermen have already said they're retiring or won't run for reelection — and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she expects to see more announcements.


Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza Won’t Seek Reelection After 2 Terms Representing Southeast Side

Sadlowski Garza is the ninth sitting council member resigning or retiring. She is the first Chicago Teachers Union member elected to City Council.

South Chicago, East Side

Ald. Nicole Lee, Chicago’s 1st Chinese-American Alderperson, Announces Bid To Keep Her Seat

Lee, the second Asian American to serve on the City Council, was appointed in March to replace Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson following his conviction for tax fraud.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Data Researcher Challenging Ald. Samantha Nugent To Represent Northwest Side

Denali Dasgupta is billing herself as a progressive candidate with a focus on improving public resources.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Woodlawn Resident, Community Organizer Gabriel Piemonte Running To Replace Ald. Leslie Hairston In City Council

Piemonte, who placed third in the 2019 election for the 5th Ward seat, will campaign on a jobs guarantee for all Chicagoans, reparations, public safety improvements and better housing conditions.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

First Responder Daniel Montes Challenging Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez For Pilsen City Council Seat

The firefighter and paramedic who grew up in Pilsen and Little Village is the second to mount a challenge to first-term alderman Sigcho-Lopez.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Here’s A Full List Of City Council Seats Likely Up For Grabs In 2023

Several alderpeople are resigning, retiring or running for mayor, guaranteeing some City Council seats will change hands, while other seats have already flipped this year. Here's a running list.


The City Needs Poll Workers. Here’s How You Can Apply And Make Up To $450

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says poll workers are critically needed ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.


Ayana Clark, Rep. Bobby Rush’s Staffer, Running To Unseat Longtime 21st Ward Ald. Howard Brookins Jr.

Clark is challenging longtime Ald. Howard Brookins, who has represented the 21st Ward in City Council for nearly 20 years. If she wins, she'll be the first woman to lead the ward.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Proco Joe Moreno To Run For City Council Again After Legal Woes, Report Says

The controversial figure lost a 2019 re-election bid amid a series of scandals, but he said he has more work to do in the 1st Ward.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Former Congressional Aide Kim Walz Joins Race For 46th Ward Alderperson

Kim Walz was an aide to U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, who has endorsed her in the race to succeed Ald. James Cappleman (46th).

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Vicko Alvarez, Southwest Side Activist, Is Running For 15th Ward Alderwoman

Alvarez is the first to announce a candidacy for the 15th Ward, which will get a new alderperson with current Ald. Raymond Lopez running for mayor. Alvarez served as Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez's chief of staff.

Back of the Yards
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