Challenger Maria Hadden scored a stunning and overwhelming upset in Rogers Park Tuesday, ousting 28-year incumbent Ald. Joe Moore in the 49th Ward.
Harry Osterman, meanwhile, cruised to an easy victory over David Earl Williams III.
Hadden, running an energized, well-organized campaign against Moore, won by more than 3,000 votes – 7,191 to Moore’s 4,032.
Osterman, meanwhile, won easily over Williams, collecting 11,607 votes to the challenger’s 4,032.
In the Chicago mayoral race, both Rogers Park and Edgewater gave the edge to Lori Lightfoot, who also won citywide. Both neighborhoods also placed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle second.
In Rogers Park, the mayoral race results were as follows: Lightfoot, 2,529; Preckwinkle, 2.224; Amara Enyia, 1.315; William Daley, 828; Susana Mendoza, 785; Paul Vallas, 359; Gary Chico, 338; Willie Wilson, 322; Jerry Joyce, 268; Garry McCarthy, 139; Bob Fioretti, 59; La Shawn Ford, 58; Neal Sales-Griffen, 28; Kozlar, 25.
In Edgewater, the mayoral results were as follows: Lightfoot, 4,529; Preckwinkle, 2,723; Daley, 1,665; Enyia, 1,349; Mendoza, 917; Vallas, 611; Joyce, 560; Chico, 522; Wilson, 373; McCarthy, 275; Fioretti, 74; Ford, 65; Kozlar, 49; Sales-Griffen, 30.
Here is coverage of the race from Block Club Chicago.
Here are results from the Chicago Tribune, including an excellent ward-by-ward map showing results in the mayor’s race.
Here is coverage in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Here is a nice story in the Loyola Phoenix.