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Chicago’s Migrant Crisis Intensifies as Tent Cities Emerge

Since August of 2022, Chicago has been sent more than 24,000 asylum seekers, primarily Venezuelans fleeing political and economic turmoil. Grassroots efforts from nonprofits are trying to help the transition.


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A Cry for Better Housing: Protesters Challenge Chicago’s Tent Cities

As temperatures fall and Chicago officials struggle to house asylum-seeking migrants, safety concerns rise over providing hundreds of asylum-seekers sleeping outside police districts with safe and warm housing.


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Data Analysis: Chicago Mayoral Election Runoff Results by Ward

Maps of ward-by-ward breakdowns show how Brandon Johnson erased a 13 percentage-point deficit in the general election to beat Paul Vallas. High crime areas on the South Side went heavily for Johnson.


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Data: Increased Young Voter Turnout Played Key Role in Johnson’s Win

Young voters helped Brandon Johnson win the Chicago mayor's race, according to an analysis of Board of Elections data. The 25-to-34 age group had 17,000 more voters in the runoff than in the general election. 


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Johnson Overcomes the Odds to Upset Vallas and Win Chicago Mayoral Election

After trailing early on Tuesday night, Brandon Johnson rallied to upset frontrunner Paul Vallas in the Chicago mayor's race.


Vallas Concedes Chicago Mayoral Race to Johnson, Calls for Unity in City, Party

Trailing by 16,000 votes, Paul Vallas conceded the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday night to progressive candidate Brandon Johnson


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Social Media Coverage: Posts from the 2023 Chicago Runoff Elections for Mayor and Alderman

From the polls to the parties, here's what's happening on social media channels on one of the most competitive Chicago runoff elections in years.


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Chicago Election: Vallas-Johnson Mayoral Runoff Could Come Down to Young Turnout

Bernie Sanders appeared at a UIC rally on Thursday in hopes of giving Brandon Johnson a boost heading into a tight race with Paul Vallas for Chicago mayor. The runoff is set for April 4.


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Chicago Mayor’s Race: Vallas and Johnson Headed to April 4 Runoff Showdown

To nobody's surprise, Chicago's most-contested mayoral race in decades is headed for an April 4 runoff, though many mail-in ballots are still left to be counted.


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Social Media Coverage: 2023 Chicago Municipal Elections

In a wide-open race for mayor and several vacant aldermanic races, the Chicago Municipal elections on Tuesday had plenty of drama. Here's a rundown of social media coverage from the races.


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Preview: Lightfoot Facing Big Challenges from Garcia, Vallas and Johnson in Mayor’s Race

The Chicago mayor's race is expected to be closest in years with nine candidates in the race and a runoff all but assured.


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Chicago Mayoral Forum: Candidates Share Plans to Combat Rising Crime

Full coverage of the Chicago mayoral panel discussion on the issues heading into the Feb. 28 election. The panel was led by WBEZ radio in Chicago.


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Social Media Coverage of the Chicago Mayoral Forum at UIC

A collection of social media posts covering the 2023 Chicago mayoral panel discussion at UIC, sponsored by WBEZ radio.