Friday, April 1, 2011

"Aldermanic Races In Lincoln Park, Uptown About Development, Political Approach"

The Trib's Clout Street talks about the aldermanic races:

"For decades, many of the city’s North Side neighborhoods embraced political independence, electing lakefront liberals who weren’t afraid to defy the Democratic Party machine.

Now Ald. Helen Shiller (46th) — one of the last voices from that era — and Ald. Vi Daley (43rd) — who bucked her predecessors and often voted with the mayor — are retiring. With just days until Tuesday’s runoff election, the four candidates trying to replace them are making their final appeal to voters, each claiming to be the best choice for their wards in today’s political climate. [...]

Uptown’s 46th Ward, public safety and economic development are two of the top concerns. The community, one of the city’s most ethnically diverse, boasts a vibrant music and restaurant scene. However, vacant storefronts, crumbling Red Line ‘L’ stations and a persistent gang problem plague the ward."

More details about Molly and James in the full article, which you can read here.

Update:  And there's a similar article on ABC7 here:  46th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Gear Up For Runoff

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