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Davis Campaign Manager Throws Shade At Crawford Campaign Tactics, Endorses Cappleman in Run-Off

In the 46th Ward's aldermanic election last week, candidate (and former chief of staff to Helen Shiller) Denice Davis finished third, while James Cappleman and Amy Crawford will meet in a runoff on April 7th. The day after the election, Ms. Show More Summary

Um...Dumb Dumb?

You know what "united front" means? Just hours before the election, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti — the outgoing alderman of the 2nd Ward — was assuring reporters he wanted to see the “anybody but Rahm” movement stick, regardless of...Show More Summary

Robin Boyd Clark – The Best Aldermanic Candidate For Chicago 5th Ward

My name is Robin Boyd Clark and I am running for Alderman of the 5th Ward in the February 24, 2015 Chicago municipal election.

Election Day Is Here (At Last)

The first aldermanic candidate announced her candidacy in September 2013. 17 months later, the votes will start being tallied tonight, shortly after 7pm. Two candidates (Rory Fiedler and Ameya Pawar) in the 47th Ward. Three candidates (James Cappleman, Amy Crawford and Denice Davis) in the 46th Ward. Show More Summary

Three things to to know about election day in Chicago

Tuesday is Chicago's election for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and alderman of 50 wards in the city. If no one candidate in a race-from mayor to alderman-gets more than 50 percent of the vote on Feb. 24, then the top two vote-getters will duke it out in a runoff election held on April 7. Show More Summary

Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Superdawg Could Be Ideal Neighbors

Superdawg welcomes the proposed dispensary but the alderman whose ward it falls in does not. [ more › ]

Scott seeks to step out of father's shadow

Five years after consummate political insider and mayoral confidant Michael Scott Sr. committed suicide, his son has stepped forward to try to claim the aldermanic seat in the West Side ward the family has long called home.

Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council

Latinos are poised to pick up at least two City Council seats in aldermanic elections, the reflection of a new ward map and rising population in Chicago.

Funeral Monday for Ald. JoAnn Thompson

Alderman was locked in a fight for re-election to represent her South Side ward.

Alderman blasts decision to strip JRW title

The Far South Side alderman in whose ward the Jackie Robinson West Little League team plays its home games blasted the decision to strip the team of its national title, saying the players won the games fair and square.

46th Ward Aldermanic Forum Is Now Online

It runs about an hour. This was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and took place at the Preston Bradley Center on Sunday, February 8th. A reminder that a 47th Ward Aldermanic Forum will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, at Bell Elementary School. More information is here.

Ald. JoAnn Thompson has died

  Chicago Ald. JoAnn Thompson has died, according to her chief of staff. The 16th Ward alderman's Chief of Staff Debbie Blair issued a statement through the mayor's office on Tuesday. "It is with heavy hearts that we confirm Alderman...Show More Summary

46th Ward Candidates Respond to Windy City Times' Questionnaires

Here's something a little different. Windy City Times, which focuses primarily on LGBT issues, put all the responses it received to candidate questionnaires on its website. All three 46th Ward aldermanic candidates responded; apparently neither 47th Ward candidate did. Show More Summary

Health issue sidelines alderman in 16th Ward campaign

In the only City Council race that pits two sitting aldermen against one another, one candidate has been sidelined by an undisclosed health issue.

47th Ward Aldermanic Candidates to Hold Forum

Finally some action in the 47th Ward aldermanic race, where Ameya Pawar is being challenged by Rory Fiedler.According to DNAinfo, the two will participate in an aldermanic forum on Wednesday, February 11th."The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Education group gets involved in aldermanic races

Residents in two wards with hard-fought aldermanic races will begin getting mailers Monday from an education group that favors charter school expansion in Chicago and opposes many of the Chicago Teachers Union's positions.

The time Mr. Cub ran for alderman

To read the outpouring of heart-felt grief over the passing of the great Ernie Banks, you might be surprised to learn that, when given a chance, voters in the Eighth Ward wouldn't elect him alderman. This is true.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

No racist repeat in mayoral campaign

As the 38th Ward aldermanic candidate forum began Wednesday evening, I noted from my moderator's vantage point that there wasn't a single black face among the more than 100 spectators in the gym at St. Pascal School.

Don't Like Your Choices? Even Write-In Might Not Be an Option

If having a lot of choices is your thing, you may be jealous of me. The 38th Ward, where I live, will have seven candidates on the ballot for alderman. We have nothing on the 24th Ward, where 10 candidates...

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