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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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
A portrait of Wallace Goode

Interview: Wallace Goode, Fifth Ward Aldermanic Candidate

By Eric Fang / February 22, 2023
Goode, a former associate dean of students and a former director of the University Community Service Center, is focusing his campaign on public safety, education, economic development, and tenants’ rights.
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