Elections | Politics

Money, Money, Money: Thirteen Takeaways From Chicago’s Historic Election

Dollar for dollar, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot spent less than half as much as Toni Preckwinkle to clinch her landslide victory

The Chicago Teacher's Union holds a mayoral forum Monday night with five mayoral candidates, Lori Lightfoot, Toni Preckwinkle, Susana Mendoza, Amara Enyia, and Paul Vallas on topics that cover displacement in Chicago in African American communities. (April Alonso)

Politics | Transportation

Extending the Red Line, At Last

A long-awaited project aims to improve transit and development on the Far South Side

Kate Bart

For years, talk of extending the Red Line to Chicago’s southern-most limits was an urban legend. Longtime African-American residents of the South Side discussed it, but nothing has happened since the public train line, which runs along the city’s north-south racial divide, began operating in 1969.