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Our reporters pursued every aldermanic and police district council candidate — 284 in total — about their top priorities. Enter your address to look up your ward and police district and you'll see who's running in ballot order, complete with position statements submitted by the candidates. Plus, watch exclusive video interviews with the nine candidates vying for the mayor's office.
On Jan. 10, WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times editors emailed a questionnaire to the candidates registered with the Board of Election Commissioners, requesting biographical and campaign information and a 100-word statement about their top priorities and solutions. The information contained in the voter guide is provided by the candidates and has not been independently verified by the Sun-Times/WBEZ. We edited entries for length and clarity, confirmed that social media links work and reconciled submissions to the Board of Election Commissioners list of candidates appearing on the official ballot. Candidates who did not respond to our email and phone requests are included by name and ward, plus any social media accounts we found. The lookup tool for wards and police districts is based on voter registration data from the Chicago Board of Elections; maps are produced from the city data portal.