There's a lot at stake in every election and the race for Chicago mayor is no different. Before you cast your ballot, learn more about where each candidate stands on important issues the city faces with a week of special election coverage on NBC 5.
Each day this week, NBC 5 focused on an issue impacting Chicago, and more specifically, where mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle stand on these important topics.
Here's a look at each report:
As Chicago heads into the final week before the election, NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern takes a look at some of the important issues in this runoff election, starting with affordable housing.
One of the top issues to tackle is crime in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle have opposing views on whether to keep Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson as the city’s top cop. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the latest.
Before Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves office, the City Council will decide next month on public financing for a huge development on the city’s North Side called Lincoln Yards. However, the two women who want his job do not support Lincoln Yards and instead, say the focus should be on the neighborhoods. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.
The state of public education in Chicago is taking center stage as Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot compete for votes in Chicago. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has all the details.
You can find full election coverage - including races to watch, who's on your ballot, early voting locations and more - in the NBC 5 guide to voting in Chicago's municipal runoff elections.