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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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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.
Hone and Yancy Talk Housing, Safety, Residency Controversy Ahead of Fifth Ward Runoff

Hone and Yancy Talk Housing, Safety, Residency Controversy Ahead of Fifth Ward Runoff

By The Maroon Staff / April 4, 2023
Tina Hone and Desmon Yancy sat down with The Maroon ahead of the runoff election for Fifth Ward alderman on April 4.
A portrait of Tina Hone

Hone “Heartbroken by the Negativity of This Race”

By Eric Fang / April 4, 2023
Hone emphasized the value of in-person canvassing for her campaign ahead of the runoff election.
Yancy Touts “Better Understanding of the Issues” Facing Fifth Ward

Yancy Touts “Better Understanding of the Issues” Facing Fifth Ward

By Peter Maheras / April 4, 2023
Fifth Ward aldermanic candidate Desmon Yancy emphasized including the community in policymaking as central to his campaign ahead of the runoff election against Tina Hone on April 4.
Yancy, Hone Advance to Fifth Ward Runoff as Lightfoot Loses Mayoral Race

Yancy, Hone Advance to Fifth Ward Runoff as Lightfoot Loses Mayoral Race

By Michael McClure / March 1, 2023
Jeanette Taylor was reelected 20th Ward alderman. Runoff elections for mayor, Fourth Ward alderman, and Fifth Ward alderman will take place April 4.
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.
Digital art featuring a red ballot box labeled Vote and white and light blue papers featuring the title text on a blue background.

What You Need to Know for the 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections

By Kayla Rubenstein / February 22, 2023
On February 28, Chicagoans will vote for the mayor, city clerk, and city treasurer of Chicago, as well as members of the Chicago City Council and of the Police District Councils.
Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections: Mayor

Who’s Running for Mayor of Chicago?

By Peter Maheras / February 22, 2023
Recent polling in a race heavily focused on public safety suggests none of the nine candidates will receive a simple majority, making it likely the top two will compete in an April runoff.
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.
Maroon Voter Guide: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections: Police District Councils

Chicago Police District Council Elections: What You Need to Know

By Richard Davis / February 22, 2023
The City of Chicago will hold its first police district council elections this year following the enactment of a July 2021 ordinance.
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