Ald. Taliaferro declares victory

More than a week after the April 4th election, the two-term alderman thanked supporters and said he’s excited about representing the West Side ward, which counts Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson as a resident.

Race too close to call in the 29th Ward

Ald. Chris Taliaferro held a slight lead Tuesday night over challenger CB Johnson, with less than 100 votes separating the two candidates and more than 1,600 mail-in ballots yet to be counted.

Ald. Taliaferro appears to have avoided a runoff in 29th Ward

As of March 6, Taliaferro had received 4,853 votes in the Feb. 28th election – or 50.37% of the votes cast, while challenger CB Johnson had received 3,881 votes – or 40.28% of the vote. In the 15th Police District Council race, a handful of votes separate three candidates vying for the last seat on that new body.

Incumbent in the 37th Ward easily wins re-election, while 29th Ward race may need to be determined in April runoff

Ald. Emma Mitts is headed to another four-year term on the Chicago City Council, while Ald. Chris Taliaferro may still face a runoff, depending on the mail-in ballots still coming in and being processed. Voters also elected three members to both the 15th and 25th Police District Councils. And Austin resident Brandon Johnson appeared headed to a runoff in the mayoral election against former CPS CEO Paul Vallas.

Share your thoughts about mural

West Side residents are invited to attend a virtual meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. April 7 about a mural that will be painted at 350 N. Central Ave. Alds. Chris Taliaferro (29th) and Emma Mitts (37th) will be in attendance.