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15th Ward candidates address their community: A message from Raymond Lopez

From the editor: Recently, we asked each candidate running for alderman in the 15th Ward to answer the question: Why residents of the 15th Ward should vote for you? This is Raymond Lopez’s response. The voters of the 15th Ward have a decision: what direction do they want the ward to go in? The difference between […]

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15th Ward candidates address their community: A message from Rafael Yañez

From the editor: Recently, we asked each candidate running for alderman in the 15th Ward to answer the question: Why residents of the 15th Ward should vote for you? This is Rafael Yañez’s response.  This spring, on April 7th, we the people of the new 15th Ward have an opportunity to break with tradition. Historically the […]

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Mayoral hopefuls discuss Latino issues

Five mayoral candidates addressed Latino community concerns at the Illinois Latino Agenda’s candidates forum on Friday, February 13 at Instituto Cervantes. The forum and a candidates’ questionnaire serve both to inform voters and to promote accountability, said Martin Torres of the Latino Policy Forum, one of the conveners of the Latino Agenda. The candidates “made real […]

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Four candidates challenge Cochran for the 20th Ward

The 20th Ward includes parts of Back of the Yards/New City, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. The ward has long been inundated with high rates of violent crime, foreclosures and disinvestment. One block in the ward– 6400 South Martin Luther King Drive–has even been dubbed one sof the most dangerous blocks in […]

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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia talks politics at The Hideout

A standing-room-only crowd filled The Hideout Inn, located in the Elston Avenue industrial district, Tuesday, Jan. 6 for a chance to hear from mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia at “First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben.” The monthly talk show is facilitated by Chicago Reader writers Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky as […]

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Mayoral candidates secure endorsements

With little more than two months before the mayoral election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia picked up key endorsements last week, while in an interview with The Gate, Ald. Bob Fioretti stressed support for neighborhood schools and TIF reform. On Sunday, Dec. 14, two Latino candidates in the 2011 election made […]