A Look At The 2019 Chicago City Council Races

The glass doors to Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s office were covered with brown paper, blocking any activity inside Thursday morning.
The glass doors to Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s office at City Hall were covered with brown paper, blocking any activity inside Thursday morning. Becky Vevea/WBEZ
The glass doors to Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s office were covered with brown paper, blocking any activity inside Thursday morning.
The glass doors to Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s office at City Hall were covered with brown paper, blocking any activity inside Thursday morning. Becky Vevea/WBEZ

A Look At The 2019 Chicago City Council Races

There are 212 candidates vying for a spot in Chicago's City Council, which is made up of 50 elected officials who represent a district or ward.

WBEZ’s Claudia Morell joins the Morning Shift to talk about the key aldermanic races.

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