Municipal elections

Chicago Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot addresses the crowd at her election night party as she leads in the polls, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Chicago. Lightfoot, a federal prosecutor running as an outsider, advanced Tuesday to a runoff for Chicago mayor, a transitional election for a lakefront metropolis still struggling to shed its reputation for corruption, police brutality and street violence. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 1:12 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago's first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city's politics for much of the last six decades...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018 file photo, former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot announces her bid for mayor of Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Reform has long been a dirty word among Chicago politicians, who have well-known reputations for throwing contracts to favored businesses and dealing in patronage. But after the 2014 murder of a black teenager by a police officer and corruption charges filed against a powerful alderman, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates running for mayor. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
February 26, 2019 - 11:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will face former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot in a runoff to become Chicago's next mayor. The race will guarantee the nation's third-largest city will be led the...
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February 24, 2019 - 6:56 am
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of civilian volunteers who call themselves the Vigilante Group of Nigeria have banded together to try stem the violence from Islamic extremists and other bandits who have turned parts of Nigeria's north into a war zone. The self-defence group, which works closely with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Bill Daley speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Reform has long been a dirty word among Chicago politicians, who have well-known reputations for throwing contracts to favored businesses and dealing in patronage. But after the 2014 murder of a black teenager by a police officer and corruption charges filed against a powerful alderman, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates running for mayor. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept Chicago candidates typically embrace in a city known for its patronage. But corruption charges against a powerful alderman and a court-ordered consent decree aimed at eliminating police misconduct has placed the word on the lips of many of the 14 people...
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In this Feb. 6, 2019 photo, the Ayer Mill Clock Tower is framed by a bridge along the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Mass. Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "big announcement" about her 2020 plans will be made in this blue-collar, heavily immigrant former mill town that reflects the economic themes she's been hitting. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 08, 2019 - 7:28 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially jumps into the race for president, it won't be from her Cambridge hometown where Harvard and MIT reside, or nearby Boston, where presidential hopefuls have launched campaigns over the generations. Instead, the 69-year-old Democrat is...
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Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA, is prepped for an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors. Salvadorans go to the polls this Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
January 31, 2019 - 12:01 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadorans have watched as internationally sponsored investigative bodies in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras brought high-profile cases that took down corrupt politicians and businesspeople. Nayib Bukele wants to give his compatriots their own version of that...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is escorted into the courtroom for his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 19, 2019 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer ended in ways that left...
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Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi celebrate at his headquarters in Kinshasa, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. Supporters of Tshisekedi took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, Thursday morning to celebrate his win in the presidential election, that was announced by the electoral commission. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 12:29 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election results. All times local: 6:30 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is "very concerned about discrepancies" in Congo's presidential election results and says the United Nations Security Council will discuss the matter...
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Congolese supporters of opposition Presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi stand outside the UDPS party headquarters in Kinshasa, Congo, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The Congolese Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) has not given a date for the publication of preliminary results. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 07, 2019 - 8:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has put off a planned session on Congo and its closely watched presidential election as the country continues waiting for delayed results. A Security Council discussion initially set for Tuesday was postponed to Friday after Congolese officials...
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Alderman Ed Burke, 75, walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse following his release after turning himself in, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Chicago. Burke, one of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago, is charged with one count of attempted extortion in trying to shake down a fast-food restaurant seeking city remodeling permits, according to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 6:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor, as some hopefuls sought Friday to distance themselves from Alderman Ed Burke while others painted their rivals as part of the city's notorious machine politics he embodied...
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