WBEZ | 36th Ward http://www.wbez.org/tags/36th-ward Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago ward remap hearing draws thin crowd http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-ward-remap-hearing-draws-thin-crowd-95639 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-January/2012-01-19/Hearing2.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Most of the North-Grand High School auditorium was empty Wednesday night as Chicago aldermen held what could be their final hearing in an effort to redraw the city’s ward map.</p><p>The 150 people who showed up did include 15 aldermen who heard complaints for almost three hours about a map backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.</p><p>One of the complaints came from Robert Davidson, a tenant leader of the Chicago Housing Authority's Lathrop Homes. “Why would you cut through a public housing development and have people separated when we are a family in this development?” he asked.</p><p>Most of the hearing focused on the Northwest Side’s Logan Square, the South Side’s Back of the Yards, and Ald. Nick Sposato’s 36th Ward.</p><p>Some residents asked why aldermen held the hearing after their leaders said they had united behind a map. “Why do you do the work and then come to us when it’s done?” Davidson asked.</p><p>The up-to-date version of that map hasn’t been made public. But the council could vote on it as early as Thursday.</p></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-ward-remap-hearing-draws-thin-crowd-95639