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Politics and Elections

Smith retakes lead by 69 votes over Vickrey in 43rd Ward race

In 10th, Garza lead over Ald. Pope shrinks after 1st round of absentee vote

How Chicago's wealthiest neighborhoods tipped the election to Emanuel

Officials discouraged by very low turnout in suburban 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