Derek Lindblom, Leslie Fox and Jacob Ringer - three of the candidates for 43rd ward alderman - are banding together to ask Ald. Michele Smith’s campaign to withdraw its objection to three of the candidates seeking office.

Candidates In 43rd Ward Unite, Accuse Ald. Smith’s Campaign Of Pushing Newcomers Off The Ballot: ‘It’s A Shame’

“I never understood exactly how rigged the system is against newcomers," one candidate said. "It’s a shame. It’s old-school ward politics.”

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Tatas Tacos In Portage Park Celebrates Holiday Season With 12 Days Of Tacos

The restaurant is also collecting donations for a special holiday meal at the Irving Park Food Pantry Dec. 19.