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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 4, 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.
Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas hold microphones while sitting in chairs

“Paul, Hear Me: I’m Not Going to Defund the Police”: Johnson, Vallas Spar at IOP Mayoral Forum

By Austin Zeglis / March 30, 2023

Chicago mayoral candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas debated public safety, education, and transportation at a forum held on Thursday night, March 30, at the Logan Center for the Arts. The forum,...

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.
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.
Mayoral candidates Brandon Johnson, JaMal Green, Sophia King, Kam Buckner, Roderick Sawyer, Paul Vallas, and Chuy García at a forum on early childhood education at the Logan Center on February 8, 2023.

Mayoral Candidates Talk Early Childhood Education at Logan Center Forum

By Casey Kim / February 22, 2023
Seven of the nine mayoral candidates, including local representative and Fourth Ward  alderman Sophia King, attended the event. Incumbent Lori Lightfoot was absent.
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