One of the most crowded races in the city is in the 47th ward, which includes North Center, parts of Ravenswood and parts of Lincoln Square. Nine candidates are trying to replace outgoing Ald. Ameya Pawar, who is running for city treasurer. One of the biggest issues facing the ward is one that Pawar has talked about for years: the lack of housing options due to years of multi-unit buildings being converted into single-family homes. This has priced people out of the neighborhood, impacted the number of students enrolled in neighborhood schools and has stagnated growth in the area. Some candidates are pushing for more transit-oriented development, larger buildings with affordable units and an ordinance that would make converting single-family homes into multi-unit buildings easier.
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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