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Final Vote Count In For Runoff Election

The final numbers are in from the aldermanic runoff, with provisional and absentee votes counted. 118 additional votes were counted in the 46th Ward, but the percentages remain the same: JAMES CAPPLEMAN - 7,035 votes - 53.70% AMY CRAWFORD...Show More Summary

43rd Ward challenger Caroline Vickrey concedes defeat to Michele Smith

The challenger to the first-term alderman of Lincoln Park's 43rd Ward conceded defeat Tuesday, telling supporters in an email that she did not expect the trickling flow of provisional and absentee ballots still coming in to put her over the top.

Helen Shiller Withdraws Application As City Council Financial Analyst

( José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune photo / January 29, 2011 ) 16 months after she threw her hat in the ring for consideration as Chicago's first City Council independent financial analyst, former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller has withdrawn her application.Not that she thinks she wouldn't be great, mind you. Show More Summary

It Ain't Over Yet

Still five outstanding aldercreature elections up in the air : Just six votes stand in the way of a North Side alderman’s fight to hold her City Council seat.Election night may be over, but candidates in five wards are still holdingShow More Summary

It's Election Day. Do Your Thing

It's been a long campaign season. Citywide, today Chicagoans will choose a mayor, and 46th Ward voters will choose an alderman. The phones will stop with the robocalls, the mail carriers will have a lighter load, and we'll all be just a bit relieved it's over -- for at least a couple years.Here's our advice to you: Get out and VOTE. Show More Summary

Cliff Notes About Last Night's Debate

In its daily mailing, Aldertrack summarized last night's debate between the 46th Ward aldermanic candidates. One of its members, Mike Fourcher, was a moderator. Here's their take: 46th Ward: Opponents Far Apart On Crime And Social Service Issues. Show More Summary

Money pouring into race in new 2nd Ward

The money keeps pouring into the open-seat race for 2nd Ward alderman, as developers, labor unions, attorneys and well-to-do residents see a chance to influence the outcome of a contest in which the winner gets to represent some of the most desirable parts of Chicago.

I'll Drink To That! Final Aldermanic Debate This Evening

This long campaign is finally coming to an end, with Election Day just four days away. The 46th Ward aldermanic candidates, Amy Crawford and James Cappleman, will meet for their final debate Friday on the CLTV show Politics Tonight,Show More Summary

Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs

Chicago's ward politics have long been synonymous with the city's vaunted Democratic Party apparatus, even as the federal courts have dismantled the patronage job system in recent years. Now several aldermanic races feature candidates hoping to weaken the role of machine-style politicians on...

Runoff gives voters, candidates another chance

The April 7 runoff election is about second chances. Mayor Emanuel wants a second term as mayor. His opponent, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, gets another shot at kicking Emanuel out of office. Aldermanic candidates in 18 wards advanced into Round 2. Show More Summary

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are two 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th. On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. Show More Summary

Mapping The Votes In The 46th Ward

click to enlarge Aldertrack, the news service that keeps an eagle eye on Chicago's political scene, mapped (literally) the 18 wards that are having aldermanic runoffs. From an email sent Wednesday:"With the help of Northwestern University...Show More Summary

Cappleman Aldermanic Office Defaced Overnight

A reader sent in photos she took of the 46th Ward aldermanic office (4544 North Broadway), the front windows of which got covered in graffiti sometime overnight. Apparently the vandal doesn't like gangs, drugs, "Capelman," "Emanual" or proper spelling. Show More Summary

Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this election is uncharted territory. It's difficult...

46th Ward Aldermanic Forum On March 28

Still undecided about who to vote for on April 7th? The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a forum with James Cappleman and Amy Crawford, 46th Ward aldermanic candidates, on Saturday, March 28th, at 2pm. It will be held at the People's Church at Preston Bradley Center, 941 West Lawrence. Probably your last chance to hear from both of them prior to the election.

Todd Alderman returns to Infinity Ward after five years away

Todd Alderman, Infinity Ward’s former lead designer, has returned 5 years after leaving the studio behind. For those who don’t remember, Alderman was just one of 38 members who filed against Activision in early 2010 for unpaid bonuses while working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Show More Summary

33rd Ward Runoff Battle Continues Against Deb Mell And Tim Meegan

Aldermanic candidate Tim Meegan says that despite the affirmation by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners that incumbent 33rd Ward Alderman Deb Mell narrowly won the hotly contested race, he’s still fighting for a runoff. [ more › ]

Back to the Future? Kaplan, Davis Backing Crawford for Alderman

click to enlarge Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here! 46th Ward aldermanic candidate Amy Crawford has said she represents "Uptown's Future", but a recently released email to her new "team" looks a lot like a return to Uptown's Past. Some...Show More Summary

Two Days Left To Register To Vote In April

On April 7th, Chicagoans will once again go to the polls to choose a mayor, and residents of 19 wards, including the 46th, will choose an alderman.If you want to be part of it and you're not a registered voter, you can register today or tomorrow. Show More Summary

Mell challenger sues over 33rd Ward election

The runner-up to Ald. Deb Mell in the Feb. 24 election filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging widespread problems with voting in the Northwest Side 33rd Ward aldermanic race as he tries to force her into a head-to-head runoff five weeks from now.

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