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Here's Your Runoff Election Day Recap

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Apr 7, 2015 6:00PM

(We voted, did you? Photo: Lisa White/Chicagoist)
Today, Chicagoans have the chance to vote in a mayoral runoff election for the first time in the city’s history.

It’s been a longer and less-typical campaign road for mayoral incumbent Rahm Emanuel and his challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. But after shaking a lot of hands, taking some potentially ill-advised Instagrams and funding a few million dollars worth of TV spots, the candidates have to leave the rest up to voters.

We’ve rounded up some of the stories and images that made this election cycle just a little bit more worth the wait.

There was the time a Logan Square poster artist immortalized Chuy in cartoon form: [Chicagoist]

And the time Rahm took a selfie with a less-than-enthusiastic Southwest Sider: [Chicagoist]

And the time two campaign watchers on opposing sides impersonated the Marx Brothers: [Chicagoist]

And the time WTTW newsman Phil Ponce caught more flack than either candidate during a mayoral debate, prompting 1,500 people to sign a petition to have him fired: [Chicagoist]

And the time a 13th Ward polling place featured an inflated Uncle Sam the size of a house with a "Vote for Rahm Sign" (Editor's Note: Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, just stated that “We have investigators on the way now to have that deflated and removed.”): [Sun-Times]

And the time Garcia took his campaign to the corporate doorsteps of Rahm's biggest donor: [NYTimes]

And the time local musician Al Scorch gave the runoff election its new theme song, complete with air sax solo: [Chicagoist]

Only six more hours to get your mayoral vote on, unless you vote at one of the five polling places that opened late due to morning power outages. They'll be open until 8 tonight.