Saturday, August 29, 2015

Time to start updating the 2015 elections page

Last night I decided to work on a page for the 2015 elections over at the Shedd School blog. I know it's been over 6 months since the Aldermanic election that saw Ald. Beale win another term on Chicago's city council. It was something that was on my mind since the election of this past February.

It brings to mind our own election page. At this point as far as Aldermanic elections we have two pages. One for the 2011 runoff between then Ald. Freddrenna Lyle and current Ald. Roderick Sawyer in the 6th Ward. Believe it or not the 2011 page still is viewable publicly although there is no longer an available link for the reader to click - at least until posting a link here.

Unfortunately the 2015 page hasn't been updated with any numbers at all from the Board of Elections although it had been promised. It's something that has been on my mind after posting some final numbers over at the other blog. Plus, I have to consider the format especially since this blog covered essentially three elections and one of those elections went to a run-off.

In addition, back in 2011 since we only covered the 6th ward election we wittled away all the candidate to the two - Lyle & Sawyer - who were in a runoff. And ultimately the 2011 page reflected the results of that runoff.

In the near future got some changes to make to the 2015 elections page, but they will be made. Consider this something of a history post as well and one of the things we do talk about here is politics. And Aldermen in some way do affect the communities they serve.

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