Recap of Election Day: Photos, videos, tweets and more

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CHICAGO -- Incumbent Rahm Emanuel was reelected in the city's first runoff election for mayor Tuesday.

Emanuel defeated Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia to win a second term as mayor.

Emanuel failed to win a majority in a five-candidate February election, forcing the mayoral runoff.

Garcia criticized Emanuel for not listening to neighborhood residents. He relied on his community contacts and a strong field operation that included the Chicago Teachers Union and progressive groups.
Emanuel campaigned hard, trying to convince voters that he was the best candidate to navigate Chicago's serious financial problems.

18 city wards are also being  decided today in runoff races.  Several aldermanic races have been called including the 2nd Ward in which Brian Hopkins has been declared the winner; the 11th Ward where Patrick Daley Thompson won and the 45th Ward, where John Arena was declared the winner.

Below is a collection of tweets, photos and more from WGN reporters and producers.

 

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Some precincts are staying open until 8 p.m. for tonight’s election. Here is a list to see if this applies to you:

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WGN reporter Jackie Bange sets up to cover the Jesus “Chuy” Garcia campaign. Photo by WGN news producer Pam Grimes.

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Jackie Bange interviews David Orr, a longtime friend of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia who says Chuy is a “great” guy with what he believes is a more clear financial plan than that of Rahm Emanuel. Photo by WGN news producer Pam Grimes.

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The Chicago Board of Elections has said today’s voter turnout is right around 34 percent and trending upward, our Julian Crews reports.

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Chuy Garcia’s campaign manager stops to talk with our very own Jackie Bange. 

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Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune joins CLTV’s Politics Tonight to break down tonight’s election. 

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Up-to-date results here

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Jesse Jackson Sr. chats with WGN’s Jackie Bange at Chuy Garcia’s election party
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WGN is projecting that Rahm Emanuel has been reelected mayor of Chicago

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“Our candidate has conceded – and called Mayor Emanuel to congratulate him” #‎WGNElection

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