Chicago’s Aldertrack Goes Deep On Pols

There are more than 180 candidates running for Chicago’s mayor, city council and other municipal positions, and no one is tracking the races to as granular a level as Aldertrack. The free daily newsletter goes to 4,200 subscribers and is run by a small team of politically-obsessed volunteers offering original reporting, aggregation, reader-submitted information and candidate interviews. With 600 others paying for a daily PDF, Aldertrack’s founders are trying to gauge how many others will pay for its brand of inside baseball.