Here is a look at Tuesday's Chicago mayoral primary (polls open until 7 p.m. CST):
DEMOCRATSRichard M. Daley, 46, Cook County state's attorney and son of legendary Mayor Richard J. Daley. Daley lost his first bid for mayor in the 1983 Democratic primary.
Eugene Sawyer, 54, acting mayor, appointed by fellow aldermen Dec. 2, 1987, following all-night City Council session. Sawyer was a South Side alderman for 16 years before assuming current post.
Lawrence Bloom, 45, white South Side alderman who withdrew from the race and endorsed Sawyer, but too late to have his name stricken from the ballot.
James C. Taylor, 59, former state legislator from Chicago's South Side.
Sheila A. Jones, 38, previous mayoral candidate and backer of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche.
Herbert Sohn, 61, endorsed GOP candidate, doctor and lawyer who has made three unsuccesful runs for Congress.
William J. Grutzmacher, 58, conservative businessman accused by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith of writing an anti-Semitic and racist tract.
Edward Vrdolyak, 51, former Democratic alderman from Chicago's Southeast Side, who officially entered GOP race Wednesday as write-in candidate. Vrdolyak lost as a third-party mayoral candidate in the 1987 general election and lost as a Republican in November in the race for clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court.
Kenneth R. Hurst, 74, a businessman and financial adviser, who withdrew and endorsed Sohn, but too late to have his name stricken from the ballot.