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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Chicago 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith speaks during a City Council meeting, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Chicago.

Michele Smith, Ald. of Lincoln Park Ward, resigns

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor July 22, 2022

Michele Smith, Alderman of Ward 43, announced Thursday that she will resign from office next month. The abrupt announcement comes after more than a decade of Smith’s service as a member of Chicago...

DePaul community braces for tax hike

DePaul community braces for tax hike

Jackson Danbeck November 3, 2015

Days after the Chicago City Council voted 35-15 in favor of the highest property tax hike in the city’s history, DePaul students and faculty living in Lincoln Park and elsewhere await their own fate...

News Briefs: Jumpstart update, DePaul University policies revised

News Briefs: Jumpstart update, DePaul University policies revised

Brenden Moore August 4, 2015

Here's what's happening at DePaul and in Chicago. Jumpstart update Last month, The DePaulia reported on the DePaul Jumpstart program’s efforts to raise money amid a cut in a crucial federal grant....

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. The race was one of...

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. Both sides have held off on...

Eighty-one votes separate Ald. Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey in 43rd Ward race

Eighty-one votes separate Ald. Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey in 43rd Ward race

Kevin Gross and Bea Aldrich April 8, 2015

The contentious race for 43rd Ward alderman did not conclusively end election night, but Ald. Michele Smith now leads the 43rd Ward race against challenger Caroline Vickrey by 81 votes as of Friday...

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

Finish line near in heated 43rd Ward runoff

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...

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)

Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey debate in 43rd Ward race

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...

Ald. Michele Smith, Jerry Quandt ‘partner together’ despite past differences

Ald. Michele Smith, Jerry Quandt ‘partner together’ despite past differences

Brenden Moore March 8, 2015

A slew of endorsements are adding new dynamics to the race for 43rd Ward alderman as the runoff campaign between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey heats up. Smith received...

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

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

Rachel Hinton and Colin Sallee February 24, 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...

Ald. Michele Smith at a desk at the 43rd Ward Democrats office. In addition to being alderman, Smith serves as Democratic committeeman for the ward. She is facing three opponents in the election Feb. 24. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)

Ald. Michele Smith makes case for 43rd Ward

Brenden Moore February 15, 2015

Despite her extensive record, divided ward makes runoff a possibility In lush Ward 43, with its luxury housing that hugs its tree-lined streets in the company of the largest Catholic university...

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

Ald. Michele Smith, challengers spar over $72,000 consulting fee

Megan Deppen February 1, 2015

Ald. Michele Smith warded off criticism for her $72,000 side job at the hottest debate in the 43 ward election thus far. On top of her side job, what she calls “consulting,” for the Helen Coburn...

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