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Illinois Has a Crisis of Confidence in Government. Here's What We Can Do to Change That

Ra Joy | Posted 03.15.2017 | Chicago
Ra Joy

We, the people, have the power to fix the governing crisis in Illinois. All of us who care about achieving true democracy should resolve to get informed and get more involved in our public life.

In Rahm Emanuel's 'Embarrassing' Victory, A Warning for Democrats

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Despite the power of incumbency and the backing of the President, Rahm Emanuel nevertheless became the first mayor in Chicago history to be forced into a runoff. Emanuel's struggle to retain his office is a warning for politicians everywhere: Corporate Democrats are likely to find themselves on the defensive in 2016 and beyond.

Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

Chicago Voters Can Strike Blow Against Big Money in Politics

David Orr | Posted 04.22.2015 | Chicago
David Orr

Our democracy is built on the core principle of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, where all of us get an equal say over who gets elected and the government decisions that affect our lives.

Voter Registration Down From 2008 As Deadline Looms

Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago

With a week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election, registration in Chicago is down by almost a quarter mi...

Not Just Race -- Ethics up for Vote

Dick Simpson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Both Dorothy Brown and Rick Munoz are charismatic. Dorothy represents the past and Rick represents a better, more positive future. A vote for Munoz, will empower not only Latinos but all of us.

City Voter Registration Hits Record Low

Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago

With just one week to go before the Feb. 21 registration deadline for next month's primary election, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners annou...

Chicago Runoffs Feature Limited Turnout

John V. Santore | Posted 06.09.2011 | Chicago
John V. Santore

14 Chicago wards hosted an aldermanic runoff on Tuesday, April 5th, determining close to a third of the City Council's composition. On average, voter ...

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. Solis LGBT Event Becomes Heated When Morfin Supporters Show Up

Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

By Andrew Davis, courtesy of the Windy City Times The food was hot--but the atmosphere at a March 30 LGBT event hosted by 25th Ward Ald. Daniel S...

Early Voting Begins Today In Chicago Runoffs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after electing a new mayor, some Chicagoans will return to the polls Monday to decide runoff races for aldermen in 14 wards. The majority ...

WATCH: Rahm Denies Ties To Secretly Funded Political Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was no secret that Rahm Emanuel had plenty of money to put toward his bid for mayor. Even after spending a reported $11 million on the campaign its...

Round-Up Of Municipal Election Results

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The results from Tuesday's municipal elections in Chicago are in. Some of them are starkly clear; others won't be determined for another six weeks. ...

Not If, Chicago -- When. I Belong in the Runoff.

Miguel del Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miguel del Valle

We as a city haven't had any opportunities in recent history to elect a mayor on the basis of principle and vision. You, the people of Chicago, can do something about that.

PHOTOS: Celebrations And Concessions In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of...

Chicago Election Live Blog: The Word Of The Day Is 'Runoff'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of...

White House Aides In Chicago Knocking On Doors For Rahm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday is election day in Chicago, and there was no rest for the mayoral candidates over the weekend. Though former White House Chief of Staff Rahm E...

Chico Predicts A Runoff, Rahm Returns Jimmy John's Donations

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With an election just around the corner, the candidates will not be taking much time off this weekend. Campaign schedules are looking packed for Satur...

For Candidates, The 15th Ward's Ills Are Daunting

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the eyes of Lisa Thomas, the needs of the 15th Ward are so extensive it is difficult to list them all. Things have been going downhill," said Ms...

The Countdown: A Creepy Video & Some Dead Fish

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a week to go until election day. Candidates are running all over town and calling in for reinforcements hoping to capture every last vote. C...

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...

The Countdown: Ladies Love Rahm & Why You Should Vote

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One week from today, we will be anxiously awaiting poll results. Until then, it's crunch time. As candidates deal with packed schedules and voters wei...

Will Candidates Skip LGBT Forum For Defender Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: LGBT Change reports that the forum is still on, and several candidates re-committed to attending before the Defender forum. Watch it live here...

Chicago Candidates Encourage Residents To Vote Early (But Not Often)

The Huffington Post | Alizah Salario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Henry Kersee stood in front of the Cook County Clerk's Office Saturday morning decorated head to toe in "Vote Patricia Van Pelt Watkins" buttons. The ...