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 across the wards for the 18 aldermanic races that were also forced into runoffs.
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Mayor Emanuel won another four years in city hall after taking more than 55 percent of the votes.
A number of hotly contested aldermanic races will play out across the city today and in many wards, the results will prove crucial in shaping the politics of Chicago. Continue reading
The politicians have had the mic for months, but the opinions of Chicago’s voters are what count.
Check out Medill Report’s coverage of the candidates and issues in the weeks leading up the runoff election.
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