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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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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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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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