The DePaulia

Caroline Vickrey concedes 43rd Ward aldermanic race

Brenden Moore

April 14, 2015

Ald. Michele Smith declared victory Tuesday in the race for 43rd Ward alderman after challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded earlier in the day, a week after the polls closed. Read More »...

Aldermanic race in 43rd Ward remains unfinished

Aldermanic race in 43rd Ward remains unfinished

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015

The 43rd Ward is still without a winner this week as Ald. Michele Smith leads challenger Caroline Vickrey by a mere 86 votes as absentee ballots are still being counted. Read More »...

Finish line near in heated 43rd Ward runoff

43rd Ward election results

•  Michele Smith - 41.7 percent (red)
•  Caroline Vickrey - 35.8 (blue)
•  Jen Kramer - 16.7 
•  Jerry Quandt - 5.9

*Outlined precincts indicate where candidate won more than 50 percent of vote

Brenden Moore

April 5, 2015

The runoff campaign for mayor and 18 seats on the city council is near the end as voters go to the polls this Tuesday. In the 43rd Ward, this will mean the end of a bitter and personal campaign between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey. Read More »...

Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey debate in 43rd Ward race

The 43rd Ward aldermanic debate between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey was held at the Steppenwolf Theater on Monday. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

March 17, 2015

The gloves came off in the race for 43rd Ward alderman as incumbent Ald. Michele Smith accused challenger Caroline Vickrey of not paying her “fair share” of property taxes on her home as the two candidates debated Monday night. Read More »...

Ald. Smith, Vickrey head to runoff in 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith speaks during a debate held at DePaul Student Center. (Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)

Rachel Hinton and Colin Sallee

February 25, 2015

After taking an early lead, Ald. Michele Smith of the 43rd Ward faces a runoff in April after receiving roughly 42 percent of the vote in a tight race. Her opponent, Caroline Vickrey, received roughly 36 percent of the vote. Read More »...

Challenger Caroline Vickrey pushes for development reform in 43rd Ward

Caroline Vickrey speaks at an event in January at DePaul during her campaign against 43rd Ward incumbent Ald. Michele Smith. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

February 22, 2015

Lincoln Park is at a crossroads. While not facing as severe of problems compared with crime-ridden and economically depressed South and West side neighborhoods, the wealthy residents of the lakeside neighborhood have engaged in heated conversation over issues such as development and education. Read More »...

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