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Chicago City Elections

The World According To Will Burns

David Brent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Brent

This Tuesday, for the first time in two decades, voters in the 4th ward will have to select a new face to represent their interests in the city council.

Aldermania! The Cirque De Silly Is Back In Town

Chicago Reader | January 14, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day late last summer, Tom Courtney came up with the preposterous notion of running for alderman of the 27th Ward. He'd be a 37-year-old white g...

In The 35th, Challengers Hope To Out-Outsider The Outsider

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eight years ago, Alderman Rey Colón of the Northwest Side's 35th Ward won that seat in a surprising coup. Running as an outside reformer, he took dow...

GAME ON: Early Voting Sites Reopen After Blizzard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two days after a blizzard that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Chicago, election officials said they will reopen early voting locations througho...

Early Voting Starts Today: When, Where & How To Do It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago mayor's race may seem like it's only just heating up, with Rahm Emanuel's candidacy officially ratified last week. But citywide elections ...

WATCH: Will Rapper Rhymefest Run For 20th Ward Alderman?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When an actor, musician or comedian decides to run for public office, they usually go big. But Chicago-based hip hop artist Rhymefest might be staying...