Anti-Gay Flyers Make Their Way Into Mayor's RaceIf victorious, Lightfoot is set to make history not only as Chicago's first black female mayor, but Chicago's first openly gay mayor as well.
Mayoral Candidates Outline Their Solutions For Chicago's ProblemsBoth candidates said poor communities need more investment, jobs, and mental health facilities.
A Compliment Being Questioned As Criticism In Mayoral RaceHer endorsement by Kelly Cassidy was a rallying cry for LGBTQ voters to flock to the polls for Lightfoot. The unknown question: How many conservative voters may be motivated to vote against Lightfoot, for the same reason.
Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Pick Up More EndorsementsLori Lightfoot gladly accepted the backing of former candidate Willie Wilson, who won 14 of Chicago's black wards, in the election's first round. But Toni Preckwinkle's campaign charged that Wilson sought to name key commissioners and asked Preckwinkle to pay his campaign costs in exchange for Wilson's support.
Chicago's Mayoral Candidates Get Dueling EndorsementsThe man who ran Garcia's 2015 mayoral campaign, Manny Perez, is now Lightfoot's campaign manager. When Garcia was elected to the Cook County Board, Preckwinkle chose him as her floor leader.But in his 2015 challenge against Rahm Emanuel, Preckwinkle did not endorse Garcia. And so far, this year, Garcia has returned the favor.
The Money Machine In The Chicago Mayoral RaceLightfoot has been her own biggest contributor, donating $266,000 to her campaign. But various factions of the SEIU have poured in more than 3.2 million dollars for Preckwinkle.
Lightfoot: 'I Have The Right Experience To Lift This City Up And Forward'A new, independent poll for a children's advocacy group shows Lightfoot at 58 percent, Toni Preckwinkle at 30 percent with just 12 percent undecided.
Wilson: Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Asked For My Support"I'm going to encourage the people who are church-based to to look at the social economic issue. People got to eat. People going to die losing their homes. Let's look at those issues."
Preckwinkle: 'I'm Grateful To Be In The Runoff'Toni Preckwinkle is one election away from the biggest job of her political career, mayor of Chicago.
A Match Up No One Saw Coming: Lightfoot Vs. Preckwinkle"People feel like the city's going in the wrong direction and they want someone who's a credible leader who's going to stand for integrity and government and lead us in a completely different way."
Mayoral Race Tightening Up For The Front-RunnersThe surprising survey, taken over the weekend, shows Preckwinkle, Daley and Lightfoot tied at 14 percent.
Governor Pritzker: 'I Choose A Fair Tax System To Get Us Out Of This Mess'"We need fundamental tax reform. I choose a fair tax system to get us out of this mess."