A resounding 30 percent of the people of Chicago have spoken and the results are what they are.
Surprise: Arenda Troutman's loss in Ward 20. Who knew getting indicted for allegedly taking bribes would be enough to lose an aldermanic election? This could represent progress of a sort...
Bright spots: Reilly beats Natarus in the 42nd, Sandi Jackson beats Darcel Beavers in the 7th.
Safe for now: Vi Daley (43rd) [UPDATE: Looks like Vi "No Relation" Daley is headed for a run-off], Bernie Stone (50th), Danny Solis (25th)
The Trib has a roundup of the aldermanic elections and some good video up, including Arenda Troutman ranting about a conspiracy.
UPDATE [2/28 9:18am] ... More runoffs. Looks like a late-breaking surge in Ward 50 means a run-off for Bernie Stone, too. Good luck Naisy Dolar! Two incumbents I want to win are facing run-offs, too: Dorothy Tillman (3rd) and Rey Colon (35th).