Even with a new city casino on the horizon, both Vallas and Johnson support the legalization of video gambling machines.
Runoff face-off: Johnson casts Vallas as ally of ‘right-wing extremists’ — but Vallas dubs attacks ‘nonsense, again’
Both mayoral hopefuls accused each other of trying to, as Paul Vallas put it, ‘make race the issue’ in the campaign between Black and white candidates where the African-American vote is likely to be …
Sluggish turnout, racial preferences and switching allegiances all influenced Chicago’s election, shows a WBEZ analysis.
A coalition of activists, faith-based organizations and labor groups celebrate their success drafting candidates who won election to the newly formed Chicago police district councils.
The endorsement from a man who four times got more votes than any other statewide candidate could give Vallas a major boost in his efforts to get the 20% of the Black vote strategists say he needs …
More than a dozen races for Chicago City Council could be headed to a runoff, leaving the makeup of the council up for grabs.
The candidates have starkly different plans for crime and education. They hope to win over voters who rejected them.
At least 10 races for alderperson appear headed for runoffs in April — but uncounted mail-in ballots remain a wild card in many of the contests.
Lightfoot was dealt a bad hand: the pandemic, civil unrest triggered by the murder of George Floyd and a violent crime wave. But bad timing is too simple.
While she had some major legislative successes, Lightfoot’s critics say she failed to fulfill campaign promises and let a tough negotiating style get in the way.