Longtime Ald. Danny Solis — one of the city’s most powerful aldermen — surprised many when he announced late last year that he wouldn’t seek re-election. Then, a bombshell report revealed what Solis had really been up to: he’d secretly wore a wire to help the FBI build a case against embattled Ald. Ed Burke. Solis has been MIA since then, and five millenial candidates aim to replace him in the wide-open race. The diverse 25th Ward includes all or parts of Pilsen, the West Loop, Chinatown, the South Loop, Little Italy and McKinley Park.
Five candidates are running to replace Solis: Alex Acevedo, former pediatric nurse who founded Pilsen’s Neighborhood Watch Coalition; Hilario Dominguez, a former school teacher and community organizer with Resurrection Project; Ada Flores, a former CPS teacher and principal who now works as a leadership consultant; Troy Antonio Hernandez, a data scientist and director of the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization; and Byron Sigcho Lopez, a University of Illinois at Chicago educator and former executive director of Pilsen Alliance.
To win, candidates must receive more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the top two candidates will advance to a run off on April 2.
Percentages are based on the available ballots tallied by the Chicago Board of Elections. Percentages listed do not indicate a winner until all ballots are counted.
Source: Chicago Board of Elections. Results are unofficial until certified on March 13.
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