By Samantha Abernethy | Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Alderman-elect Ameya Pawar was swarmed by media when he entered Timber Lanes, 1851 W. Irving Park, after winning the election. Photo by Samantha Abernethy.
Ameya Pawar, 30, will be the first Asian-American alderman in the Chicago City Council. He pulled just over 50 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff election. Candidate Tom O’Donnell conceded late election night.