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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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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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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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Aldermanic races around the city are heating up, with candidates getting kicked off the ballot, charges of intimidation, and packed fields of contenders. With less than six weeks until the municipal election, we check in on some of the races with our panel.

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The City Council is poised for a vote on raising the minimum wage this week.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel called a special meeting of the City Council for next Tuesday, Dec. 2 to vote on hiking the city minimum wage.

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The mayoral candidate field is finally set. Who's in? Who's out? We break it down.

Frerichs to Become State Treasurer

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More than two weeks after the election, the Illinois Treasurer’s race has been decided. Democratic candidate Mike Frerichs will become the next treasurer.

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The most expensive gubernatorial race in Illinois history is now officially in the books. Gov. Pat Quinn conceded the race that was called late last night for Republican Bruce Rauner. Both the governor and governor-elect have announced transition plans, as multiple probes are opening into the controversy that caused several election judges in Chicago to not show up to their polling places.

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After all the polling, robo-calls and attack ads, the party is over. Who is left standing? We talk about the winners and what is ahead for Illinois and the nation with our panel. 

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Chicago voters turned out in monumental numbers for same-day registration and voting today causing long lines at all five sites. The Chicago Elections Board reported that it had moved additional equipment and judges to those locations to help move lines along. Notices have also been posted indicating that all voters in line at 7:00 pm, MUST BE allowed to vote.

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With voting day underway, it's a close one for the Illinois governor's race. We sit down with our panel to discuss what the winner will face politically and economically over the next four years; and the implications of a possible Republican-dominated Congress.

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Carol Marin and her guests take one last look at the candidates and campaigns before votes are cast tomorrow.

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Paul Vallas, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visits Chicago Tonight to discuss the vision he and running mate Gov. Pat Quinn have for Illinois. Republican candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti declined Chicago Tonight’s invitation to participate in a forum.

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Carol Marin and her panel look behind the latest poll numbers for the upcoming elections.

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Today is the first day to start circulating nominating petitions in the race for mayor and City Council.