Welcome to the 2010 Windy City Times Primary Election Guide.
View election chart at the following link. This chart was updated online on Friday March 9 with corrections and updates, most notably in the 8th Subcircuit Judicial Race.
Although a lot of local residents may be looking ahead to the general elections in November, there are many intriguing races in the primary elections March 20.
For example, there is the dogfight in the Second Congressional District between incumbent Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. and former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.
On the state level, there is a heated race between lesbian state Rep. Kelly Cassidy and lesbian challenger Paula Basta in the 14th District. Their interviews are in this issue.
Next week's issue will include talks with Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown and Ald. Ricardo Munoz, who are locked in a battle for her position. Both candidates are formidable, but reveal personal insights in their interviews with Windy City Times.
The March 14 issue will also include interviews with several judicial candidates. With the huge number of candidates for various levels of the bench, these talks may help readers to make crucial choices. ( This issue includes an interview with out candidate Brad Trowbridge. See right. )
As always, there are political charts that show recommendations and endorsements from various organizations and associations as well as candidates' scores on our questionnaire. ( Windy City Times does not endorse any candidates. )
WCT also has its Guide to the Gays, which lists LGBT candidates. There are currently more than a dozen who are running for everything from judicial posts to Metropolitan Water Reclamation commissioner.
Lastly, please do not forget to vote; everyone's voice deserves to be heard. And please feel free to take our charts into the voting booth with you.