Poll: Residents Support Obama Library in South Side Park

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A new poll commissioned by the Obama Foundation says a large majority of residents support the Presidential Library in a south side park. Does that mean Chicago is the winner in the library sweepstakes? We have the details.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Runoff Against García

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face Jesús "Chuy" García in an April 7 runoff election after securing only 45 percent of the vote on Election Day to García's 34 percent. The mayor joins us.

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Aldermanic Winners

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February 25, 2015 - Aldermanic Winners

Proco "Joe" Moreno won 50.9 percent of the vote in the 1st Ward in Tuesday's election, but his challenger Anne Shaw won’t concede until all the absentee ballots are counted. Ald. Nick Sposato won 54 percent of the vote in the 38th Ward; and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa won 67 percent in the 35th Ward and was the only candidate to oust an incumbent. The three winning aldermen join us.

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Election Analysis

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February 25, 2015 - Election Analysis

The people have spoken as incumbent candidate Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García will face off again April 7 in a runoff vote.

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Wards 1-10 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Wards 21-30 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Wards 41-50 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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U.S. Rep. Schock Used Campaign, Taxpayer Funds for Private Planes

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The Associated Press reported that U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private planes owned by some of his key donors. Peoria Journal Star assignment editor and political reporter Chris Kaergard, who’s covered Schock since 2008, talks with us about the latest Schock-related headlines.

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Latest Election News After Polls Close

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February 25, 2015 - Latest Election News After Polls Close

Paris Schutz will join us after the polls close with the latest details on Election Day.

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Mayoral Candidate Jesús "Chuy" García on the Runoff Election

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February 25, 2015 - Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral candidate Jesús "Chuy" García's strong showing has forced an unprecedented runoff election against incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Aldermanic Candidates in 19 Wards Headed for Runoffs

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Voters in more than a third of Chicago’s 50 wards will head to the polls again in April. In Tuesday’s election, no clear winner emerged in 19 races for alderman across the city. 

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Mayoral Election Results

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced four challengers—Ald . Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, businessman Willie Wilson, and William "Dock" Walls—in the Municipal Election.  

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Wards 11-20 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Wards 31-40 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Election Day: Mayoral Runoff Ahead

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February 24, 2015 - Election Day

The race for Mayor of Chicago will go on for another six weeks as Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to secure a majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.

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Gov. Rauner Appoints 2 Trustees to University of Illinois

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Gov. Bruce Rauner nominates Ramon Cepeda and Jill Smart for openings on the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees.

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Countdown to Election Day

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February 23, 2015 - Countdown to Election Day

The mayoral and aldermanic candidates enter the home stretch. But are some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's allies now backing away from him? We have the details.

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