WINDY CITY TIMES
||King wins 4th Ward election
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Chicago Ald. Sophia King ( 4th )who Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked to hold an interim post after Ald. Will Burns resigned last year to take a job with Airbnbeasily prevailed Feb. 28 in a special election.
Running against four other individuals ( Ebony Lucas, Marcellus Moore Jr., Gregory Livingston and Gerald McCarthy ), King captured almost 64 percent of the vote. Lucas was a distant second, with 17.5 percent.
Had the winner finished with fewer than 50 percent, a runoff would have been held.
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