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Meet the Chicago Mayoral Candidates

02/15/2015 09:41 pm ET | Updated Apr 14, 2015

Chicagoans across the city will have the chance to vote for their next mayor Feb. 24. If one candidate earns more than 50 percent of the vote in February, that person will win the election. But if no one receives more than half of voters' support, there will be a runoff election in April. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face four challengers.

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Ald. Robert Fioretti, South Side businessman Willie Wilson and community activist William "Dock" Walls are all bidding for the city's top office.

The latest Chicago Tribune poll shows Emanuel with 42 percent support among voters; Garcia trails the incumbent at 18 percent. While Emanuel leads by a comfortable margin, he'll need to win 50 percent-plus-one of total votes to avoid a dicey runoff election against the closest challenger.

Take a look at following infographics for some background information on all five Chicago mayor candidates.

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Check out Reboot Illinois to see each candidate's education, experience and other personal information to help you decide for whom to cast your vote.

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