LAS Faculty Members Discuss Chicago Mayoral Race in Various News Outlets

Prior to an interview with Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” highlights findings (and images) from a 2018 UIC political science department report on corruption in Chicago. New Chicago mayor with law and order background wins in landslide


Dick Simpson, professor of political science

Chicago Sun-TimesPreckwinkle staffer on why ‘everyone’ voted for Lightfoot—including the staffer

Chicago MagazineThe Machine Is Dead

Block Club Chicago2019 Election Turnout Might Be The Worst In Chicago History

CAN-TV:  “Political Forum”


Chris Mooney, W. Russell Arrington professor of state politics at UIC

Chicago TribuneThe Spin: Lightfoot's path forward | Why Preckwinkle lost | Undecided council races

Maria de los Angeles Torres, professor and director of Latin American and Latino Studies

               WTTW-TV "Chicago Tonight"How Will Chicago’s 2019 Runoff Election Go Down in History?

Dick Simpson, professor of political science

WCIU-TV (Channel 26) "The Jam"Election Results Explained by Dick Simpson

Governing magazineLori Lightfoot, Chicago’s New Mayor, Promises Change, Confronts ‘Massive’ Challenges

ReutersNewcomer Mayor Lori Lightfoot Takes on Chicago Establishment and 'Political Machine'

Evan McKenzie, professor and head of political science

               Agence France-PresseChicago makes history with election of first black female mayor

Teresa Córdova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute and professor of urban planning and policy

Crain's Chicago Business'I don't think she will buckle under political pressure' (subscription required)