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15th Ward
15th Ward

Ald. Raymond Lopez Faces 2 Community Activists In 15th Ward Race After Abandoning Mayoral Bid

Gloria Williams, who runs a nonprofit in West Englewood, and Vicko Alvarez, a former North Side ward staffer, are the two candidates trying to unseat the sitting 15th Ward alderman, Ray Lopez.

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Southwest Side City Council Candidates Will Debate At Curie High School Next Week

The forum will feature Ald. Anabel Abarca and challengers in the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th ward races. Block Club's Madison Savedra will moderate.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

How Much Does My Alderman Make? Here’s A Complete List

The highest-paid alderpeople will make $142,772 next year, thanks to a nearly 10 percent raise. The lowest-paid alderperson makes $115,560, by comparison.

Citywide

Police Oversight Agency Would Be Scrapped, Officers’ Days Off Protected Under Proposed Ordinances Backed By Some Aldermen

The ordinances would also ensure families of officers who die in the line of duty get benefits in a timely manner and require Police Supt. David Brown to notify the City Council in writing anytime he is absent from the city.

Downtown

Vicko Alvarez, Southwest Side Activist, Is Running For 15th Ward Alderwoman

Alvarez is the first to announce a candidacy for the 15th Ward, which will get a new alderperson with current Ald. Raymond Lopez running for mayor. Alvarez served as Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez's chief of staff.

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Ald. Raymond Lopez, One Of Lori Lightfoot’s Fiercest Critics, Is Running For Mayor

The South Side alderman hopes his promise to be tough on crime can oust Mayor Lori Lightfoot from City Hall. "I am sick and tired of watching Chicago flounder at the hands of a rudderless ship,” he said.

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