Che “Rhymefest” Smith
Four incumbent Chicago aldermen have lost their bids for another term, or were trailing late in the polls on Tuesday, including Bernie Stone (50th), the council’s oldest member.
Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) is trying to show his support is rising as he faces a re-election challenge from a high-profile challenger.
Incumbent Willie Cochran will face a Grammy Award-winning rapper in a runoff election April 5 in the South Side’s 20th Ward.
As many as 10 sitting Chicago aldermen appear headed into one-on-one runoff elections in April and four more open aldermanic races are headed towards runoffs between the top two contenders.