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Chicago mayor election 2023: Candidate Paul Vallas gets surprise endorsement from 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney

CHICAGO (WLS) — Paul Vallas, one of the top contenders for Chicago mayor, got a surprise endorsement Wednesday from 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney. Voters in Chicago’s lakefront neighborhoods, who were critical in propelling Lori Lightfoot into the runoff and then the mayor’s office four years ago, are now being urged to support one of […]

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Hecklers interrupt Chicago mayoral candidate forum as candidates go on the offensive, trading attacks

CHICAGO (WLS) — With just one month to go until the Chicago mayor election, another candidate forum was held at Steinmetz College Prep in Belmont Cragin. Once again concerns about crime and public safety dominated the conversation, and the candidates frequently traded d barbs. They were also interrupted several times by hecklers in the audience, […]

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Chicago mayor election: Willie Wilson defends cash giveaways as candidates Lori Lightfoot, ‘Chuy’ Garcia raise ethical concerns

CHICAGO (WLS) — A cash giveaway in the Chicago mayor’s race is once again putting Willie Wilson in the spotlight, with several of his rivals raising concerns about possible ethical violations. Wilson visited a senior home on Chicago’s South Side last Friday, creating excitement with residents with a cash giveaway. WATCH ON-DEMAND | The Race […]

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Chicago mayor election 2023: Challenger Brandon Johnson unveils tax plan

CHICAGO — Mayoral challenger Brandon Johnson on Monday unveiled a tax-the-rich plan to bankroll $1 billion in new spending on everything from public safety, public schools and public transportation to new housing, health care and job creation. Please note: The above video is the full ABC7 Chicago mayoral candidates debate United Working Families, a progressive […]

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Who is running for mayor of Chicago? Mayoral candidates answer questions surrounding key topics at Women’s Forum

CHICAGO (WLS) — Eight of the nine candidates vying for Chicago’s mayor took to the stage Saturday for a two-hour Women’s Mayoral Forum at the Chicago Temple. The forum got heated at times as the candidates stuck to the topics but without passing up the opportunity to call one another out. “It was a very […]

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Who is running for mayor of Chicago? Mayoral candidates answer questions surrounding key topics at Women’s Forum

CHICAGO (WLS) — Eight of the nine candidates vying for Chicago’s mayor took to the stage Saturday for a two-hour Women’s Mayoral Forum at the Chicago Temple. The forum got heated at times as the candidates stuck to the topics but without passing up the opportunity to call one another out. The candidates answered questions […]

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Chicago mayoral election 2023: Candidates participate in forum on disability issues as they look for support, votes

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago municipal elections are less than two months away and one of the hottest contests will be the race for Chicago mayor. As of now, there are nine contenders for the seat. Seven of those candidates participated in a forum on disability issues Saturday as they look for support and votes. […]

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Chicago mayor election 2023: Lori Lightfoot launches attack ad against Chuy Garcia as other candidates hit airwaves

CHICAGO (WLS) — The race for Chicago mayor is intensifying in the new year as more candidates are starting to put ads over the airwaves – and along with those ads come new attacks. Mayor Lori Lightfoot went on the attack for the first time in her reelection fight with an animated ad targeting Congressman […]

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Chicago mayoral candidates Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chuy Garcia expected to file for race on deadline for nominating petitions

CHICAGO (WLS) — Monday is the final day for candidates running for mayor of Chicago to turn in their nominating petitions. Candidates who file at 5 p.m. will be entered into a lottery for the final slot on the ballot. The Chicago Board of Elections said so far six people have filed to be on […]

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SEIU polls Chicago mayor candidates on their support for minimum wage hike to $25 an hour

CHICAGO (WLS) — The SEIU, one of the city’s most powerful labor unions, is putting candidates for Chicago mayor on the spot with an endorsement questionnaire that gauges their support for a major hike in the minimum wage. At the Palace Grill in the West Loop workers are already being paid more than Chicago’s $15.40 […]

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