Chicago Election 2023: Full coverage of mayoral race, city council seats and more

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Brandon Johnson has won the race to become the next mayor of Chicago, a come-from-behind victory by a candidate who was largely unknown six months ago.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The runoff Chicago election is Tuesday, April 4, when voters head to the polls to cast their ballots for Chicago mayor, members of Chicago City Council. Mayoral candidates Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson are running neck-and-neck heading into Election Day.

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There are 12 city council seats still undecided, and whose winners will be known after Tuesday night.

WATCH | ABC7 mayoral runoff candidates' debate

Watch the complete ABC7 Chicago mayoral candidates debate between Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas.

There's been a large turnout for early voting.

As of about 9 a.m., there have been 304,090 total ballots cast, a 19.1% total citywide turnout so far.

Election Day Coverage

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Chicago Mayoral Election

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How Johnson, Vallas differ on dealing with crime and policing

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Paul Vallas, Brandon Johnson share differing views on public safety

How Chicago's mayoral candidates will manage the city budget

Johnson slammed by Chicago Republican Party for Vallas MAGA signs

Chicago mayor candidates get sharp in debate as poll shows them tied

Mayoral candidates share background in education, but from different sides

Chicago mayoral candidates launch attacks as Election Day nears

Mayoral candidates make last efforts to sway undecided voters

Johnson, Vallas talk community plans, coalitions at mayoral forum

Johnson announces Bernie Sanders rally, Vallas gets more endorsements

Chicago mayor's race a dead heat in latest poll

Vallas, Johnson spar over Foxx's performance, policing in schools

Johnson, Vallas step up attacks as election draws closer

Mayoral candidates attend forum focused on Black, Latino communities

ABC7 Chicago mayoral debate turns heated

Vallas supporters disrupt Johnson presser criticizing education record

Green backs Vallas, Raoul endorses Johnosn in mayoral race

Abortion rights PAC endorses Johnson; Vallas endorsed by Cardenas

Poll shows tight race between Vallas, Johnson

Mayoral candidates' dueling polls show many voters still undecided

Chicago Aldermanic Elections

2 women vie for council seat in city's most diverse ward

Chicago alderman's press conference crashed by defeated opponent

21st Ward candidate claims opponent was untruthful on resume

City council poised for big changes with multiple races up for grabs

Voting and Voter Issues

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Early voting in Chicago runoff election opens in all 50 wards