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Candidates' Trustworthiness Questioned at Monday's Mayoral Forum

Candidates' Trustworthiness Questioned at Monday's Mayoral Forum

NBC 5's Patrick Fazio has the details on Monday's mayoral forum that focused on issues of trust. Watch »

4 hours ago

Homophobic Fliers Appear in Chicago Mayoral Race

Anti-gay fliers have surfaced in the Chicago mayor’s race with a photo of Lori Lightfoot and her partner on one side and on the back side, various messages. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Who's on Your Ballot in Chicago's Runoff Elections?

Who's on Your Ballot in Chicago's Runoff Elections?

With so many important races happening across Chicago, it can be tough to know which ward you're in - and thus, who's on your ballot. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 12:04 PM

List of Endorsements in the Race for Chicago Mayor

List of Endorsements in the Race for Chicago Mayor

Still not sure who to vote for in the race for Chicago mayor? It might help to know the politicians and organizations that are backing each candidate. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:56 AM

Chicago Veterans Home Construction to Finish in December

Chicago Veterans Home Construction to Finish in December

A new veterans' home in Chicago is expected to welcome its first residents next spring, more than four years after ground was broken on the project. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:34 AM

Early Voting Opens in All 50 Wards Across Chicago

Early voting in Chicago's municipal runoff election expanded to sites in all 50 wards across the city on Monday, according to the Chicago Board of Elections. Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:08 PM

Bishop Larry Trotter Endorses Lightfoot

Bishop Larry Trotter Endorses Lightfoot

Bishop Larry Trotter, Senior Pastor of Sweet Holy Spirit Church formally announced his support Sunday night for Lori Lightfoot. Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Lightfoot Picks Up Garcia's Endorsement in Mayoral Race

Lightfoot Picks Up Garcia's Endorsement in Mayoral Race

Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia knows a thing or two about running for Chicago mayor, and he’s made his choice in the 2019 race, backing candidate Lori Lightfoot to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:38 PM
Take 5: The Latest Happenings in Chicago Politics

Take 5: The Latest Happenings in Chicago Politics

The mayoral election is right around the corner, and NBC 5 Political Reporters Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern have the latest details in this week's Take 5 on Politics.  Watch »

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:42 PM

Chicago Tribune Endorses Lori Lightfoot

It was another big day for Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, as she picked up two endorsements, but her opponent was not on the trail as early voting got underway. Read »

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