Two Aldermanic Races -- 33rd, 46th -- Still Hanging Out There

Craig Dellimore
April 09, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Chicago City Hall

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The remaining tight races for Chicago Alderman are a bit tighter as mail ballots continue to come in.

Two contests on the North Side had razor-thin margins, as of Tuesday.

In the 33rd Ward, incumbent Ald. Deborah Mell was 12 votes behind Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, a longtime activist. The challenger was as much as 64 points ahead previously. Mell is the daughter of former Ald. Dick Mell.

In the 46th Ward, Ald. James Cappleman, a former social worker, has a 21-point lead over Marianne Lalonde, a chemist.

Candidates in these races have asked for recounts when all is certified next week.

In the South Side’s 6th Ward, challenger William Calloway was not closing the gap against incumbent Leslie Hairston. She remains comfortably a couple of hundred votes ahead.

The official count will continue for about another week before it is certified.