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Politics and Elections

Coin toss, pack of cards could determine winner of close McHenry election

20th Ward victory in hand, Willie Cochran goes to Vegas, rents convertible

New 24th Ward alderman Scott Jr.'s path to politics began at age 9

Jon Stewart can't believe Rahm Emanuel won Tuesday's runoff

Chicago City Council no longer a Republican-free zone

Rahm's win was a referendum against Chuy's vague vision for Chicago

Results of 5 aldermanic races still uncertain

Aldermanic runoff elections in five Chicago wards remained too close to call as of Wednesday afternoon as the Chicago Board of Elections began processing previously uncounted votes from Tuesday’s runoff elections.


After Chicago's runoff election, progressives talk next steps for grassroots movement

Rich Miller on Hopkins' 2nd Ward victory

In reelecting Rahm, the people -- and $26 million -- have spoken