5th Ward Race Between Incumbent Leslie Hairston And Activist William Calloway Too Close To Call In the battle between the established politician and an activist who wanted to challenge the establishment incumbent Leslie Hairston and William Calloway are neck and neck.
Andre Vasquez Defeats Longtime 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'ConnorLongtime 40th ward Ald. Patrick O'Connor was trailing Andre Vasquez by 1,057 votes for 40th ward alderman with 100 percent of precincts reporting, but Vasquez has yet to declare victory.
Ariel Reboyras Wins 30th Ward Seat Over Jessica GutierrezA long-term incumbent and a newcomer with a strong political ties battled for the 30th ward and Ariel Reboyras passed Jessica Gutierrez to be the next alderman for the North Side ward.
Byron Sigcho-Lopez Wins The 25th Ward Seat Once Held By Ald. SolisIn the race to replace embattled Ald. Daniel Solis, Byron Sigcho-Lopez overtook Alex Acevedo to be the next alderman for Chicago's 25th ward.
New Preckwinkle Ad Attacks Lightfoot's Critical Failure At 911 Center"You don't engage in cover-ups when things go wrong, you take responsibility and try to address the problems."
Preckwinkle Has Stopped Spending Money On TV AdsMeantime, Toni Preckwinkle received the endorsement of a host of west siders, including Illinois U.S. Congressman Danny Davis.
Preckwinkle Downplays Lightfoot's Endorsements From Former Mayoral RivalsLightfoot has raised $676,000. By contrast, Preckwinkle has raised $329,000 with labor unions the biggest contributors at $135,000.
Mayoral Candidates Outline Their Solutions For Chicago's ProblemsBoth candidates said poor communities need more investment, jobs, and mental health facilities.
Plumbers Union Endorses Lightfoot, Almost By DefaultFour years ago, the plumbers endorsed Rahm Emanuel. In the election's first round, the union backed Bill Daley, citing a 60-year relationship with the Daley family. But Coyne said Lightfoot's emphasis on jobs won him over.
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.
Pritzker: 'I'm Going To Make Sure All Voices Are Heard'"We're shortly going to be having conversations with leadership about rate structure, for the graduated income tax, to make sure we have a fair tax system. That's the very first thing we're going to go after over the next week or two, we'll be having those conversations."