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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 Board of Ethics expected to announce if Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaign issue will be sent to inspector general

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Board of Ethics is expected to release more information Tuesday, on an issue that has put the Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaign in hot water. Tuesday also marks five weeks until Election Day. The ethics board met Monday. And, on Tuesday, the public should find out if they voted to send […]

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She made history as Chicago mayor. Reelection may be harder

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot made history as the first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve as Chicago mayor, sailing to victory four years ago as an outsider who vowed to rid City Hall of corruption and deliver a safer, more equitable city. But her bid for a second term is very […]

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City Council holding first meeting of the year | #citycouncil

City Council to hold first meeting of the year City Council to hold first meeting of the year 00:25 CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago City Council holds its first meeting of the new year Wednesday morning. The city is just six weeks away from the mayoral election. Here are the nine candidates: they include Mayor […]

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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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