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Chicago Aldermanic Runoffs

Election Shocker: Chicago Voters Denied Rights

Mark Steinberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

The importance of the volunteers cannot be overstated. In particular, their familiarity with the quirks of Chicago's antiquated voting machines enabled confused voters to do what they had come to do.

With Absentee Votes Counted, 45th Ward Appears Decided

Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: John Garrido has decided not to seek a recount, conceding the 45th Ward race to rival John Arena, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He reporte...

Rhymefest Won't Demand Recount, Conceding Defeat

Posted 06.09.2011 | Chicago

The City Council dreams of a Grammy Award-winning rapper appear to be over, for now at least. Rhymefest announced Friday morning on Twitter that hi...

Will Guzzardi

Too Close To Call In 45th Ward? Depends On Who You Ask | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

As far as political close calls go, the aldermanic runoff in the 45th Ward is about as good as it gets. The unofficial tally currently pegs candida...

WATCH: Colorful To The End, A Teary-Eyed Alderman Concedes

WBEZ | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

For all the hoopla over Daley's era ending, a longer tenure will end when Berny Stone leaves office this year. Though the stature of the office is sma...

Will Guzzardi

Incumbents Swept Out In Tumultuous Aldermanic Runoffs | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

It was a frantic night Tuesday, with fourteen aldermanic seats up for grabs in the runoff election. Races around the city were incredibly close, and w...

Aldermanic Runoff Live Blog

Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

Stay tuned to this live blog throughout the day for coverage of the Chicago aldermanic runoffs, as voters in 14 of the city's 50 wards decide the futu...

Will Guzzardi

A Guide To The Aldermanic Runoffs | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

Yes, we just had a big election on February 22. And before that, we'd been through a brutal campaign cycle in November. But for voters in fourteen of ...

Ald. Stone Sued By Former Supporter For Calling Him A 'Terrorist'

Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Berny Stone has been in the Chicago City Council for 37 years, long enough to have made his share of enemies in the 50th Ward. But on the eve...

Will Guzzardi

Candidate Takes Money From Big Polluters | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: In response to Friday's Tribune story, Alderman Solis announced Monday that he would push for a new ordinance regulating lead emissions at ...

Homophobia In The 46th Ward Runoff?

Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Story by Joseph Erbentraut, courtesy of the Windy City Times With only a handful of days to go before voters in Chicago's 46th Ward head back to ...

Will Guzzardi

Getting Ugly In The 25th: Solis Camp Goes Negative With Mailers | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Danny Solis was less than 100 votes away from sitting pretty. In 2007, he was able to win re-election to his 25th Ward seat without a runo...

Alderman Denies Knowingly Giving Money To Attack PAC

Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

"50th Ward Ald. Stone set up secret fund to attack rival Silverstein," read a Chicago Tribune headline on March 22. On Wednesday, Berny Stone, who ...

Will Guzzardi

Five Votes Apart, Two Candidates Exchange Barbs In The 46th | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

As elections go, the race for the 46th Ward aldermanic seat this February couldn’t have been much closer. Molly Phelan pulled in 2,727 votes; James ...

The Hottest Runoff Races: Barrages Of Early Votes In Some Wards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a hotly contested November general election, and an equally aggressive citywide election this February, Chicagoans could be forgiven for having ...

How Independent Will The New City Council Be?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new study by the political science department at the University of Illinois-Chicago explores the depths of rubber-stamping performed by the City Cou...

Emanuel Still Has $2.1 Million To Influence Aldermanic Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's fundraising machinery in the Chicago mayoral race was a force of nature. By the day before the election, the Illinois Campaign for Poli...

City Council Upheaval: Fourteen Aldermanic Races Headed For Runoffs

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council was sure to see some serious upheaval this election cycle, and the competitiveness of the fights for alderman is showing in tonight...