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Mayor 2023

Mayor 2023
Mayor 2023

Chicago Mayor’s Race: 9 Candidates Want To Run Our City. What Do They Stand For?

Eight candidates join Mayor Lori Lightfoot on the ballot, ranging from newcomers to familiar faces, covering the political spectrum from police reformers to tough-on-crime advocates.

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Where Do The Candidates For Chicago Mayor Stand On Education? We Asked Them 10 Questions

The new or returning mayor will appoint a school district CEO and seven school board members to oversee the district, its $9.5 billion budget, 635 schools and the education of 322,000 children.  

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Facing Spike In Robberies, Little Village Street Vendors Say Mayor’s Suggestion To Go Cashless Won’t Keep Them Safe

Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently said helping vendors not carry cash may deter robberies along 26th Street. Vendors say they want more police and carrying less cash would create other problems for their businesses.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

5 Mayoral Candidates Will Debate Progressive Policy Proposals Thursday

Brandon Johnson, Ja’Mal Green, Kam Buckner, Paul Vallas and Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) are expected to attend to discuss issues on housing, education, air, environmental quality, community safety and worker's rights.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicagoans Are Worried About Gun Violence. How Are Mayoral Candidates Responding?

Organizers want a community-driven approach to reducing shootings. But most candidates are focused on improving — and investing in — police.

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All 9 Mayoral Candidates Court North Side Voters At Lane Tech Forum Sunday

Mayoral contenders traded barbs on policing, CPS and CTA as they made their pitch to lead City Hall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Will Chicago’s Next Mayor Reopen Mental Health Clinics? García Doesn’t Say; Lightfoot Called Out On Record At Candidate Forum

Lightfoot found herself on the defense Saturday as candidates vowed to reopen mental health clinics closed under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Lightfoot Trails Chuy García, Brandon Johnson And Paul Vallas In New Mayoral Election Survey

Twenty-five percent of respondents said they'd vote for García, 25 percent said they'd vote for Johnson — and 11 percent said they'd vote for Lightfoot.

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Chicago’s Youngest Mayoral Hopeful, Ja’Mal Green, Wants Cops, Not Taxpayers, To Pay For Police Misconduct

The activist also wants to create a public bank and believes his youth would benefit the city.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Tom Tunney For Mayor? Petitions To Get Outgoing Lakeview Alderman On Ballot Going Around As He Decides

Supporters of Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) are petitioning to get him on the ballot for the 2023 mayoral election while he decides whether to challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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

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.

Citywide

Ald. Sophia King Announces Run For Mayor In 2023

King first took office in 2016 when she was tapped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fill the seat left empty by William Burns’ abrupt exit from City Hall.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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