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At 5th Ward Forum, Slew Of Candidates Share Stances On Housing, Cops In Schools In South Shore

Organizers pressed candidates on how they'd protect housing around the Obama Center and if they'd remove cops from schools.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side Aldermanic Candidate Knocked Off Ballot After Officials Say She Lives In Wrong Ward

Adrienne Irmer filed for the race to replace retiring 5th Ward Ald. Leslie Hairston, but elections judges determined she lives in the 8th Ward and disqualified her.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

12 Hopefuls Aim To Replace Ald. Leslie Hairston In Packed 5th Ward Race

The South Side's 5th Ward, which includes parts of Hyde Park, Woodlawn and South Shore, is a hotbed of economic and political attention as the home of the future Obama Presidential Center.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

Woodlawn Resident, Community Organizer Gabriel Piemonte Running To Replace Ald. Leslie Hairston In City Council

Piemonte, who placed third in the 2019 election for the 5th Ward seat, will campaign on a jobs guarantee for all Chicagoans, reparations, public safety improvements and better housing conditions.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ald. Leslie Hairston Won’t Seek Reelection After 24 Years Serving Hyde Park

Hairston is the fifth City Council member retiring in 2023. "For more than 30 years, I have held jobs serving the public and it is time for me to look at the next chapter of my life," she said in a statement.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Leslie Hairston Holds Narrow Lead Over William Calloway In 5th Ward Nail-Biter

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Hairston had 50.5 percent of the vote to Calloway's 49,5 percent.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

At 5th Ward Candidate Forum, Ald. Hairston Grilled By Residents Asking: Where Have You Been?

Candidate Ebony Lucas, running in the 4th Ward, also attended the forum, but her challenger Ald. Sophia King did not attend.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore