Chicago voters elected the city's second openly gay alderman April 5. James Cappleman will represent the 46th Ward on the North Side.
Gay Alderman Tom Tunney has represented the heavily gay 44th Ward, just south of the 46th, since 2003.
In the Illinois state capital, Springfield, voters also elected an openly gay alderman April 5. Republican Cory Jobe will represent the city's 6th Ward.