The Sun-Times' editorial board says:
"46th Ward: Ald. Helen Shiller’s decision to relinquish her aldermanic seat unleashed a flurry of interest in this Uptown ward, with 11 candidates originally vying to represent a ward struggling with crime and ongoing tension around attempts at gentrification. In the runoff, we’re backing James Cappleman, a former teacher.
Cappleman has a broad and detailed vision for attracting businesses to the ward, fighting crime and giving residents a greater say in ward decisions. Cappleman and opponent Mary Anne “Molly” Phelan, a real estate and tax attorney, don’t differ significantly on the issues but do in experience. Phelan is an impressive newcomer, but we prefer Cappleman because we believe he would be more independent. Cappleman already has many long-standing, constructive relationships in the ward and has displayed a willingness to reach out to those with whom he disagrees."
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