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Politics and Elections

The mayoral debate Chicago needs: Here are the questions

School agenda bedevils Chicago mayor in race

25th Ward candidate files for recount after Solis' apparent victory

Emanuel ridicules Garcia for saying he needs to do his 'homework' before providing solutions to financial crisis

Ald. Mell still safe from runoff – for now; Meegan files lawsuit

According to the latest count of absentee ballots, incumbent Deb Mell has extended her lead in the race for 33rd Ward alderman and remains above the threshold necessary to avoid a runoff.

The Chicago Board of Elections on Tuesday released the results of its most up-to-date count of absentee ballots. According to the board, Mell has received 4,092 votes, 13 more than necessary to win outright.


Emanuel on plummeting bond rating: Four years not enough to "erase years of built-up challenges"

Chicago under Rahm Emanuel; readers respond

Return power of the vote where it belongs: with voters

The gulf between Emanuel and Garcia's most supportive neighborhoods

Alyx Pattison, Brian Hopkins to face off in 2nd Ward debate March 24