Attend next week’s inauguration

Reserve your free tickets to the May 15th ceremony, where Brandon Johnson will be sworn in as mayor along with the 50 members of the Chicago City Council. Doors open for the 10:30 a.m. inauguration two hours ahead of time; it will be held at Credit Union 1 Arena (UIC Pavilion), 525 S. Racine Ave.

Ald. Taliaferro declares victory

More than a week after the April 4th election, the two-term alderman thanked supporters and said he’s excited about representing the West Side ward, which counts Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson as a resident.

Race too close to call in the 29th Ward

Ald. Chris Taliaferro held a slight lead Tuesday night over challenger CB Johnson, with less than 100 votes separating the two candidates and more than 1,600 mail-in ballots yet to be counted.

Ald. Taliaferro appears to have avoided a runoff in 29th Ward

As of March 6, Taliaferro had received 4,853 votes in the Feb. 28th election – or 50.37% of the votes cast, while challenger CB Johnson had received 3,881 votes – or 40.28% of the vote. In the 15th Police District Council race, a handful of votes separate three candidates vying for the last seat on that new body.

Incumbent in the 37th Ward easily wins re-election, while 29th Ward race may need to be determined in April runoff

Ald. Emma Mitts is headed to another four-year term on the Chicago City Council, while Ald. Chris Taliaferro may still face a runoff, depending on the mail-in ballots still coming in and being processed. Voters also elected three members to both the 15th and 25th Police District Councils. And Austin resident Brandon Johnson appeared headed to a runoff in the mayoral election against former CPS CEO Paul Vallas.

Election Day has arrived

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Voters will be selecting members of the Chicago City Council and the new Police District Councils as well as mayor.