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Runoffs May Help Voter Turnout

Runoffs May Help Voter Turnout

The after Chicago’s day municipal elections, headlines focused on the runoff between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, but an interesting subplot was how few voters turned out to the polls and even fewer knew anything about the aldermanic candidates. “I don’t know who the Alderman is in Wicker Park, because […]

South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

Voters in the South Loop expressed their displeasure as they headed to the polls on Tuesday for Chicago’s mayoral and aldermanic elections. Voters at a polling place in Grace Episcopal Church in the South Loop on Tuesday said they were passionate about bike lanes and other issues. “Our city is being set up for bikes, […]

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Education is Focus of Mayoral Election

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Education is Focus of Mayoral Election

Although Tuesday’s Chicago mayoral election saw a record low voter turnout, education policy stood out as a key issue for voters. Tuesday did not bring any closure to the race as Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to obtain the necessary 50 percent plus one votes for an outright victory. Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” […]

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Voters Unenthusiastically Support Emanuel

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Voters Unenthusiastically Support Emanuel

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s mayoral and aldermanic elections neared record lows, which election worker Connie Wade was due to the public’s failure to follow the issues confronting the city. “I don’t think people have full knowledge of how important it is to vote in their ward,” said Wade. “People need to be educated.” At a […]

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Chicago Voters Say Education is No. 1 Issue in Election

Voters interviewed at a South Loop polling place on Tuesday said they went to the polls in the city election because they are worried about public education. Voters said they strongly support opening more public schools and called for an end to the move toward charter schools. Cook County Board President and former 4th Ward […]

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Chicago Citywide Election

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Chicago Citywide Election

Jackson Pallas, a Chicago Public Schools employee, called for change in the city’s schools at a polling place Tuesday in the South Loop. Pallas said, “I work with a lot of schools, and it has been a tough couple of years for education here in the city.” Pallas, a Rogers Park resident, criticized incumbent Mayor […]

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Chicago Election 2015

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Chicago Election 2015

A day after Chicago’s mayoral election, which resulted in a runoff between incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the only thing decided is that voters were not inspired by the slate of candidates, resulting in near record low turnout. Emanuel, who is seeking his second four-year term, did not achieve […]

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