Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Election season continued...

We got through our mid term and gubernatorial election this year. Gov. Bruce Rauner will be succeeded next year by now Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker. Pritzker will be joined with his Lt. Governor-elect Juliana Stratton who is the first Black American to hold that position.

Kwame Raoul wins the race for Illinois Attorney General. Raoul is a state senator who had succeeded Barack Obama in Springfield once he had been elected a US Senator in 2004 (and we all know what happened from there).

Now we turn our attention to the municipal elections in February. At last count that I know of, there are 18 candidates looking to succeed Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he retires from office next year. There are a few names most voters know, however, as far as I know there isn't anyone who's been able to break out so far. If anyone sticks out for mayor feel free to post a comment, tweet us, or even write a quick comment on our FB page.

As we had for the past two elections we had a page dedicated for the alderman elections in 2011 for the 6th ward. In 2015 we covered three alderman elections (wards 6, 9, & 21) due to the ward remap. I would imagine 2019 isn't much different, but we hope to have a page ready to go for next years election. We do hope to keep it local and perhaps keep an eye on the mayor's race as well.

This year we usually are a stickler for making sure people know to register to vote or go to the polls on election day. We didn't do much with regards to letting you all know about early voting for this year's elections. Hopefully we'll do a lot better with regards to sharing information with you all about next year's elections as we get closer to February.

Unfortunately election season still isn't over for us. We'll still see yard signs, workers seeking petition signatures, politicians, news stories, etc for just a little while longer.

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