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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