Elections are almost upon us and everyone is scrambling to get the latest details on the aldermanic (and mayoral) candidates ahead of Feb. 26. At LoganSquarist, we have been busy bringing you candid conversations with aldermanic candidates that are running in the 35th and 1st Ward that control Logan Square.
To make your lives easier, we’ve compiled all our political articles in one guide, so if you missed any candidate interviews or our coverage of aldermanic forums, scroll down to give them a read and stay informed.
If you need the basics first, check out our roundup of each of the candidates to get to know them and what is at stake this election.
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) is known as one of the most progressive, young and outspoken
Amanda Yu Dieterich wants you to know she is active in the community and wants to be your next alderman. The 10-year Logan Square resident is mounting a challenge to incumbent Carlos Ramirez-Rosa; if elected on Feb. 26. Read our interview with the small business owner to learn why she wants to run, how she views education and affordable housing for the neighborhood.
Alderman Joe Moreno has been alderman since 2011 and is the Chairman of the Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development in City Council. He has lived in Wicker Park for almost 22 years and has been vocal about the Fight for 15 movement and other progressive moves.
Read our interview to learn what he has achieved as alderman, his thoughts on his opponent, his future plans for the ward if reelected and the historical impact of the upcoming election.
An outspoken critic of 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno, challenger Daniel La Spata vows to make more efforts to put communities first and not take contributions from big developers. Read our coverage about the Jersey-born community and organizer and learn why he thinks he is a good fit for the 1st ward, what he hopes to change and the issues he is most passionate about.
Residents of Logan Square, Avondale, Hermosa, and Lathrop Homes packed the auditorium at McAuliffe Elementary (1841 N. Springfield Ave.) Feb. 8 to hear aldermanic candidates speak about the Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Quality of Life plan, released in December 2018.
The Aldermanic Forum brought together 13 candidates from the 1st, 26th, 30th, 31st, 33rd, and 35th Wards, with only Jessica Gutierrez (30th) and Deb Mell (33rd) not in attendance. Read our coverage of the forum to hear the biggest issues discussed and what is important to residents of the surrounding communities.
The Jan. 8 aldermanic debate brought several key issues facing the race to the forefront, such as safety, education and affordable housing. The forum had a packed attendance and engaged residents who listened to Waguespack, Moreno, La
Though not related to the aldermanic election, our only mayoral coverage focused on Logan Square resident Lori Lightfoot, who entered a crowded field in the race to be mayor of Chicago. While some would be daunted by the prospect of taking on incumbent Rahm Emanuel, Lightfoot has taken on the mayor in the past and beaten the odds her whole career.
We interviewed her last year to get the scoop on her background, her stance on education, policing and affordable family housing for the city.
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