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     April 9, 2021      #11-99 KDJ

Curtis overwhelms Wells-Armstrong, claims Kankakee

By Lee Provost

KANKAKEE — Kankakee voters overwhelmingly said it was time for a change in the city’s leadership as Republican Alderman Chris Curtis easily defeated first-term Democratic Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong.

Curtis, 52, a 6th Ward alderman for the past nine years, roared past Wells-Armstrong on Tuesday and will be sworn into office on May 3.

The mayor-elect collected exactly 600 more votes than Wells-Armstrong. Curtis gained 57 percent of the vote with 2,351. Wells-Armstrong picked up 43 percent of the vote with 1,751.

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