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Denis Cyr pulls ahead of Rita Ali in Peoria council race

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The tight race between Peoria City Council 5th District candidates Rita Ali and Denis Cyr has just swung in the opposite direction.

Cyr, a financial adviser and former hockey player, has pulled ahead of Illinois Central College vice president Ali by a single vote, according to the latest tally of mail-in ballots by the Peoria Election Commission released Wednesday. 

On election night, Ali led Cyr by three votes. The margin now stands at 1,785 to 1,784. The far north Peoria seat was up for grabs after incumbent Casey Johnson chose not to run for another term. 

The Peoria Election Commission has until April 18 to certify final results. 

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