The Trib's editorial board says:
46th Ward: Attorney Mary Anne "Molly" Phelan is our choice over Jim Cappleman, a clinical social worker and president of the Uptown Chicago Commission. Phelan would bring common sense to the City Council. She says Chicago schoolchildren need more hours and days in the classroom. She'll help citizens take on gangs and irresponsible landlords. She has a novel idea to get building owners to allow local artists to use empty storefront space. She wants to build on Uptown's diversity and its entertainment spots to create a destination neighborhood. Phelan is endorsed.