Sights and sounds of Election Day in Chicago

By Ellen Kobe

Medill New Service’s team of election 2015 reporters hit the streets of Chicago today, exploring polling places, speaking with voters and spending the day with candidates. Here are some of the most interesting sights and sounds of the city on Election Day.


Candidates out and about

Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia votes this morning. His wife Evelyn Garcia joined him at the polls. (Meg Anderson/Medill)
Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia votes this morning. His wife Evelyn Garcia joined him at the polls. (Meg Anderson/Medill)

Patrick Daley Thompson, who is running for 11th Ward alderman, votes this morning. (Dean DeChiaro/Medill)
Patrick Daley Thompson, who is running for 11th Ward alderman, votes this morning. (Dean DeChiaro/Medill)

 

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti takes lunch to his table at Manny's Deli, 1141 S. Jefferson. (Meg Anderson/Medill)
Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti takes lunch to his table at Manny’s Deli, 1141 S. Jefferson. (Meg Anderson/Medill)

 

Though mayoral candidates don’t often cross paths, Fioretti and Garcia took advantage of the opportunity at Manny’s Deli and chatted with constituents together.

 


Doughnuts and coffee make for potentially-sketchy electioneering

Listen to reporter Dean DeChiaro talk about encountering doughtnuts at an 11th ward polling place this morning:

Read DeChiaro’s full story:

 


People and polling places

Voter turnout was fairly slow in some wards at the beginning of the day.

But voters eventually woke up and made the trip to the polls.

Keep up with Medill News Service’s election 2015 coverage as poll results continue to come in this evening.

Photo at top: King Shun Moy, 91, votes at a polling station in the 25th Ward. (Jin Wu/Medill)