Garza pulls ahead but says 10th ward race ‘too close to call’

By Lizz Giordano and Meghan Tribe Alderman John A. Pope,  a 16 year incumbent of the 10th ward, finds himself in a race too close to call against his opponent and political newcomer Susan Sadlowski Garza. As of 10 p.m., with 35 out of 36 precincts reporting, only seven votes separated the two candidates and Garza had pulled […]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve four more years after winning runoff

Rahm Emanuel delivers victory speech shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

By Ellen Kobe Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was elected to a second term on Tuesday after easily defeating challenge Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in an unprecedented mayoral runoff. “Being the mayor of the city of Chicago is the greatest job I’ve ever had and the greatest job in the world,” Emaunel said during his victory speech […]

Chicago Elections 2015 – The Runoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were forced into a runoff election after the first election in February, which led to millions of additional dollars raised and spent and extensive debating and campaigning across the city – and the airwaves. For in-depth coverage, Medill Reports followed the mayoral candidates and spread […]

VIDEO: Emanuel shows confidence in runoff

By Noor Wazwaz and Thomas Yau Despite the two-digit lead over Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the latest Chicago Tribune poll, incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel had a tight schedule on Election Day. Voters are divided over what the backgrounds of each candidate would bring to Chicago.

VIDEO: Local artist adds color to Garcia campaign

By Avinash Chak Unsolicited images supporting Jesus “Chuy” Garcia began to appear in public places in February from local artists. In reaction, Garcia’s campaign asked Chicagoans to submit Chuy-inspired art for campaign purposes.

Only 28% of registered voters cast ballots by late afternoon on Tuesday

By Anne Arntson and Jia You Preliminary turnout for the Chicago mayoral election was 28 percent of registered voters as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, including early voting and absentee ballots that came in through Saturday. Dick Simpson, a political science professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, and a former alderman, said he believed […]

Campaign advertising seeks to sway minds up to the last minute

By John Rosin Campaign advertisements unabashedly seek to sway your mind as they glorify candidates, nudge opinions and try to cinch the outcome of an election. The election between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia marks the first mayoral runoff for Chicago, and the two candidates produced a downpour of different kinds of endorsements […]

VIDEO: Zen: Practice for Awakening

By Yining Zhou Zen is by no means a new concept in the U.S., but it still seems mysterious. What indeed is Zen in the American cultural context? How has it blended into local communities?  Medill’s  Yining Zhou visits several Zen practitioners, trying to find answers.