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25th Ward Runoff: Byron Sigcho Lopez, Alex Acevedo Set To Square Off At West Loop Forum Monday

It's a heated race with Ald. Danny Solis gone, as the 25th Ward will soon have a new leader for the first time in more than two decades.

25th ward runoff candidates: Byron Sigcho Lopez, left, and Alex Acevedo, right
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WEST LOOP — After a heated forum in Pilsen, 25th Ward candidates Byron Sigcho Lopez and Alex Acevedo will face off again Monday in the West Loop.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the debate, at Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The forum is hosted by Neighbors of the West Loop, and attendees can register online.

In the Feb. 26 election, Sigcho Lopez won 29 percent of the vote, while Acevedo received 22 percent of the vote in the five way-race, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.

Hilario Dominguez won about 21 percent of the vote, Aida Flores received about 19 percent and Troy Hernandez received about 8.5 percent.

Because neither Sigcho Lopez or Acevedo — the top two vote-getters — received more than 50 percent of the vote, the race now heads to an April 2 runoff.

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Sigcho Lopez, former executive director of Pilsen Alliance and a UIC educator, looks to tackle the displacement of working class families in the ward and improve public education. If elected, he aims to install a community-driven zoning process and increase the ward’s affordable housing requirement to 30 percent.

Sigcho Lopez is a second-time aldermanic candidate — he previously ran against Solis in 2015.

Acevedo, a former pediatric nurse who also worked as a community relations manager at Oak Street Health, looks to bring responsive city services to the 25th Ward, address environmental concerns and improve neighborhood schools.

In 2014, Acevedo previously ran for his father State Rep. Eddie Acevedo’s 2nd Illinois House District seat, but lost the close primary race to Theresa Mah.

The runoff election is April 2.

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