Updated, 10:39 p.m.
Ald. Delores Holmes appears to be the winner in the fifth ward, with 338 of the 453 votes cast, according to unofficial results. Votes for her challenger, write-in candidate Carlis Sutton, will not immediately be reported by the Cook County Clerk's Office.
"I feel like I've done a pretty good job, and I feel like most of the people that I've talked to feel like I've done a good job," Holmes said. "Their vote shows me that they believe in what I'm trying to do."
If officially re-elected, Holmes said economic development, affordable housing and safety would be her first priorities.
Updated, 9:41 p.m.
Speaking from a campaign party at Dave's Italian Kitchen, first ward alderman Judy Fiske said she had just received a phone call from opponent Edward Tivador, conceding the election.
"It was a hard-fought campaign, but I'm happy that the residents of the first ward appreciate my representation and I will continue to be an independent voice on the city council," Fiske said.
Meanwhile, sixth ward candidate Mark Sloane told Patch he wished his opponent, incumbent Mark Tendam, the best of luck after Tendam took 66 percent of the vote in unofficial results.
Asked whether he would run again, Sloane said he wasn't yet sure.
"At this point, it's kind of like, never again, but you never know," he said.
Sloane said that if Tendam were officially re-elected, he hoped his opponent would be more fiscally conservative about spending taxpayer money.
"The city has taken a step too far on economic development in investing or loaning money to small businesses," he said.
Updated 9:25 p.m.
With 4 of 4 precincts reporting in the first ward, Judy Fiske has the lead, with 56% of the vote.
Updated 9:03 p.m.
Incumbent Mark Tendam now has 66% of the vote with 8 of 8 precincts reporting, while incumbent Judy Fiske has 53.82% with 3 of 4 precincts reporting.
Updated 8:14 p.m.
The first ward race between incumbent Judy Fiske and challenger Edward Tivador is still too close to call, while incumbent Ald. Mark Tendam has taken the lead in the sixth ward. Ald. Delores Holmes appears to have won the sixth ward with all precincts reporting, according to the Cook County Clerk's website.
RESULTS (UPDATED AS THEY COME IN TUESDAY NIGHT):
Note: Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots. Any votes for write-in candidates will not be counted until up to one week from the election.
338 4 of 4 Carlis Sutton* (5th Ward)
Mark Tendam (6th Ward) 66.09%
1,101 8 of 8 Mark Sloane (6th Ward) 33.91%
565 8 of 8
*Votes for Carlis Sutton do not appear in this table because he is a write-in candidate. Write-in votes are not counted immediately by the County Clerk's Office.
Although all city council seats and the mayoral seat are up for election this year, only three races are contested. Those include the first and sixth ward, with two candidates on the ballot, and the fifth ward, where there is a write-in challenger.
FIRST WARD: ALD. JUDY FISKE VS. EDWARD TIVADOR
Local business owner and incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske is running for the first ward city council seat against newcomer Edward Tivador, who serves as superintendent of Northbrook/Glenview District 30.
FIFTH WARD: ALD. DELORES HOLMES VS. CARLIS SUTTON
Incumbent Ald. Delores Holmes is running against write-in challenger Carlis Sutton. Both candidates say gentrification, employment and police relations are major issues in the ward, but differ some in their approach.
SIXTH WARD: ALD. MARK TENDAM VS. MARK SLOANE
Incumbent Ald. Mark Tendam is running against Mark Sloane, who is making his second bid for election after he lost a three-way race for sixth ward alderman in 2009.
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