Lincoln Square, Peterson Park, Andersonville, West Rogers Park and Ravenswood are all in the 40th ward, where longtime Ald. Pat O’Connor has reigned since 1983. After months of refusing to say whether he was up for another term or not, O’Connor got into the race — where he faces four younger and more progressive opponents. Each of O’Connor’s opponents accuse the alderman of failing to bring more affordable housing to the ward, where longtime residents say they’re being priced out. Others say business districts in the neighboring 47th ward are thriving while available properties in the 40th sit vacant. O’Connor has defended his record, and said schools in the ward have improved under his leadership and that the area is a safe and stable place for families.
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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