6th Ward candidates Fredderinna Lyle and Roderick Sawyer debate in advance of the runoff election

March 31, 2011

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(WBEZ/Alison Cuddy)
Alderman Freddrenna Lyle faces Roderick Sawyer in the April 5 run-off.

On Tuesday, April 5, Chicago will hold a runoff election. Voters in 14 wards will decide who will represent them in City Council. The 6th Ward on Chicago's South Side is one of those wards. It includes the neighborhoods of East Englewood, Chatham, Park Manor, Greater Grand Crossing, West Chesterfield and Roseland. Crime is an issue in some areas —two police officers were killed in the ward last year in separate incidents. The candidates for alderman have a number of things in common, including a history with Chicago politics.

Alderman Freddrenna Lyle
has represented the 6th Ward since 1998. And Roderick Sawyer is the son of the late Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer. Both candidates joined host Alison Cuddy to discuss their platforms.

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