Four-term Ald. Pat Dowell has represented the 3rd Ward since 2007, an area that includes the South Loop, Bronzeville and Fuller Park. She’s faced criticism for her stance on CPS’ controversial plan to close National Teachers Academy and convert it to a new South Loop high school, a plan that has been scrapped for now.
Dowell faces Alex Willis, a healthcare policy analyst who supports community benefits agreements for large developments in the area and says wealthy developers have "taken over the political establishment in Chicago."
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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