With all but 13 precincts reporting votes, the Oak Park incumbent was losing to Johnson, a union organizer and first-time candidate. The winning Democrat is expected to win this fall’s general election, as no Republican sought that party’s nomination in the predominantly Democrat district.
Ald. Chris Taliaferro says $700,000 in funding will pay for six projects – ranging from community gardens and murals to pedestrian islands and park equipment. Six months of community meetings and two weeks of voting determined how the menu money will be spent.