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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

Chicago Maroon

Brandon Johnson holding a microphone and gesturing with his left hand as Paul Vallas sits next to him

Johnson Defeats Vallas for Mayor; Yancy Wins Fifth Ward After Hone Concedes

By Richard Davis / April 5, 2023
Mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson and Fourth Ward aldermanic candidate Lamont Robinson won their respective elections on April 4. Desmon Yancy won the Fifth Ward after rival candidate Tina Hone conceded on April 10.
Digital art featuring a red ballot box labeled Vote and white and light blue papers featuring the title text on a blue background.

Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections

By The Maroon Staff / February 22, 2023
Here's what you need to know ahead of the elections on February 28.
Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections: Fourth Ward Alderman

Who’s Running for Fourth Ward Alderman?

By Neive Rodriguez / February 22, 2023
The Maroon profiles the candidates running for Fourth Ward alderman in the 2023 Chicago municipal elections.
Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections: Fifth Ward Alderman

Who’s Running for Fifth Ward Alderman?

By Peter Maheras / February 22, 2023
Eleven candidates are running to replace retiring alderman Leslie Hairston in Chicago’s Fifth Ward. The Maroon profiles them.
Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections: 20th Ward Alderman

Who’s Running for 20th Ward Alderman?

By Sophia Kang / February 22, 2023
The race for 20th Ward alderman includes incumbent Alderman Jeanette Taylor and challengers Jennifer Maddox and Andre Smith.
A portrait of Prentice Butler

Interview: Prentice Butler, Fourth Ward Aldermanic Candidate

By Anu Vashist / February 22, 2023
Butler, the chief of staff for current alderman Sophia King and a UChicago alum, is focusing his campaign on public safety, government transparency, economic equity, and education quality.
A portrait of Marlene Fisher

Interview: Marlene Fisher, Fifth Ward Aldermanic Candidate

By Michael McClure / February 22, 2023
Fisher, an information technology administrator at the University, is focusing her campaign on community involvement, financial literacy, and public safety.
A portrait of Tina Hone

Interview: Tina Hone, Fifth Ward Aldermanic Candidate

By Eric Fang / February 22, 2023
Hone, a University alum and the City of Chicago’s most recent chief engagement officer, is focusing her campaign on collaboration within the ward, with the University, and with the police.
A portrait of Jocelyn Hare

Interview: Jocelyn Hare, Fifth Ward Aldermanic Candidate

By Justin Walgren / February 22, 2023
Hare, currently the senior assistant director of the Harris Policy Labs at UChicago, is focusing her campaign on expanding affordable housing, assisting local businesses, improving public safety, and expanding mental health services.
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