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Ald. Jim Gardiner Wins Reelection In Far Northwest Side’s 45th Ward

The race has been one of the most-watched aldermanic elections in the city after Megan Mathias narrowly pushed Gardiner into a runoff.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

45th Ward Runoff Comes Down To Ald. Jim Gardiner, Attorney Megan Mathias

Final results from the Feb. 28 election were in flux for weeks as officials counted mail-in ballots and Gardiner hovered near the majority vote needed to win the race outright.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Is Headed To A Runoff Against Megan Mathias In 45th Ward Race

Gardiner and Mathias had been in a tight race for weeks, and it wasn't clear until the final results came out if they'd head to the runoff or if Gardiner had fended off the challengers.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Inches Toward Victory But May Still Face A Runoff In 45th As Mail-In Ballots Are Counted

Gardiner challenger Megan Mathias said she is confident the race will head into a runoff, but the incumbent had 49.9 percent of the vote as of Thursday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

In 45th Ward Race, Jim Gardiner’s Challengers Say Alderman Continues To Intimidate, Harass Volunteers And Opponents

Megan Mathias, one of the alderman's five challengers, pledged that retaliation and withholding of ward services will not be tolerated if she's elected.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Defends Record As Opponents Slam His Closed-Door Policies, Criminal Probes At 45th Ward Forum

The event was mostly civil, but one man was escorted out for yelling criticisms about Gardiner.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

5 Candidates Are Challenging Ald. Jim Gardiner To Represent Far Northwest Side’s 45th Ward

The field hoping to deny Gardiner a second term includes longtime residents, community activists, an attorney and a business owner.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner’s First Challenger Has Announced Her Plan To Run — Even Though Election Is A Year Away

Candidate Megan Mathias' campaign announcement drew a crowd of more than 100 people. Attendees said they want a leader who will build common ground in the politically divided ward.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park