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Education is Focus of Mayoral Election

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” […]

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

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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Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

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Chicago Mayoral Election in the Gold Coast

Byline: Summer Diab and Brianna Thomas Terrell Smith, an election worker at a polling place in the Gold Coast, called Tuesday for more city spending in poorer neighborhoods, a raise in property taxes and more jobs. Smith said he opposes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is seeking his second four-year term. Emanuel has to win 50 […]

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From the Streets on Election Day 2015

The polls are open. Follow us around the city as we follow the municipal election today. Tweets about #ctmayor15 OR #rw1mayor Like this: Like Loading…

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