Taliaferro, chairman of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, faces CB Johnson, leader of a nonprofit that helps people recover from drug use. On Feb. 28, Johnson ran strongest in the ward’s lowest-income areas.
The 36th Ward was redrawn to include more than a handful of communities in a nearly eight-mile stretch of Chicago that includes parts of the West Town, Humboldt Park, Belmont Cragin and Montclare neighborhoods.
The fire Tuesday at firefighter Walter Stewart’s Montclare home while he was on duty has now claimed the lives of his wife and three children.
Chris Taliaferro has held a slim majority of votes since Election Day Feb. 28. but ballots released Sunday could push him into a runoff against CB Johnson.
Firefighter Walter Stewart’s wife and two daughters, 2 and 7, have been unconscious since the fire broke out Tuesday evening in the kitchen of their home in the 2500 block of North Rutherford Avenue, officials said.
The boy’s father rushed to the Northwest Side home and performed CPR on his 34-year-old wife, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The baby boy, less than a week old, was discovered about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of North Oak Park Avenue in Montclare.
The male barricaded himself inside a home about 1:40 a.m. in the 2500 block of North Newcastle Avenue, Chicago police said.
Police say men in a white van followed the girl into an alley before being scared off by a bystander.
Autopsy results released Monday revealed a Montclare woman died July 2 of heat exposure at Community First Hospital.
The 15-year-old was with a man and woman when someone in a passing sedan fired shots, police said.
In each case, three male suspects used a chain attached to a moving truck to pry open an ATM at a bank drive-thru.
In one of the robberies a black SUV was used, police said.
Police canceled the alert on Thursday.
Juan Jimenez, who was also wanted on two warrants, is scheduled for a bail hearing later Friday, police said.
The 16-year-old was struck in the right shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.
Adrian Alonzo may be in need of medical attention, police said.
The man was shot in the neck during an armed confrontation with a security guard, police said.
Jack Peterson was last known to be in the area of Jackson Boulevard and Canal Street in the West Loop, police said