The year 2021 is drawing to a close, the 2022 elections are already in full swing and the elections in Chicago in early 2023 are on the horizon. In a special edition of “The Week in Review” you can see which offices are on the ballot, who is running and which key issues are at stake.
A number of Republican candidates have lined up to challenge Governor JB Pritzker’s re-election offer – and questions are circulating as to whether US MPs Adam Kinzinger or Rodney Davis could step in.
Read: Governor Pritzker calls for a free college and extended childcare for re-election
Four Democratic hopefuls and one Republican vie to succeed longtime Secretary of State Jesse White. With new legislative and congressional cards, the members of the General Assembly and the state’s congressional delegation must decide whether and where to compete.
Read: Illinois Legislators Approve New Congressional Card
At the Cook County level, Chairwoman Toni Preckwinkle is running for her fourth term. Assessor Fritz Kaegi tries to keep his job while Kari Steele, President of the MWRD Board of Directors, is challenged.
With the next local elections in Chicago in early 2023, the races will be in full swing next year.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not yet announced whether she will run for re-election, but says she welcomes a challenge from the militant police union president, John Catanzara. Chicago’s aldermen are their first choice with new community plans yet to be established.
Read: Black Latino Caucus Leader Savings On Ward Card As Deal Stays Out Of Reach
Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 News | @MaryAnnAhernNBC, @nbcchicago
Rachel Hinton, Chicago Sun-Times | @RrHinton, @Sun times
Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune | @ RAP30, @chicagotribune
AD Quig, Crain’s Chicago store | @AD_Quig, @CrainsChicago
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