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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 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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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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Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas plans to run for Chicago mayor, sources say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas plans to run for mayor of Chicago and is expected to make an official announcement on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ABC7 Monday afternoon. Vallas ran the city’s schools under former Mayor Richard M. Daley from 1995 to 2001. He previously ran an unsuccessful campaign for […]

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