2019 Chicago Mayoral Election

Coverage of Chicago’s mayoral elections, from the candidates to runoffs and results.

With campaigns, protests and a pandemic in the foreground, the five-part series also listens in on people feeling the effects of change.
The National Geographic series from Steve James, focusing on Lightfoot’s election, has expanded to five hours.
Director’s four-part documentary ‘City So Real’ juxtaposes the 2019 mayoral election with public outrage over the Laquan McDonald murder.
“If we don’t take care of our people and our neighborhoods, and our communities, how can we expect other people to do that?” Lightfoot told the crowd of women.