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Politics and Elections

Did support for affordable housing cost Ald. John Arena his 45th Ward seat?

‘Hipster alderman’ out, ‘nerd alderman’ in: Daniel La Spata charts path as 1st Ward’s new leader

Heated runoff in Chicago’s most diverse precinct

This mayoral race promises to shake up City Hall—and maybe even Springfield

South Side voters tell city officials the Obama center needs a community benefits agreement

Low voter turnout attributed to disillusionment with leaders, drop in interest from midterms

Hours after historic election, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle each argue they're more progressive than the other

Historic Chicago election draws national spotlight, praise from black, LGBTQ communities

Election Day: Polls open

Low voter turnout so far in historic Chicago mayoral race