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In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago

In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago.

M. Spencer Green

In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago

In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago.

M. Spencer Green

For some candidates vying for District Council seats, the race is personal

Chicagos first-ever police district council elections are next February. We hear from one of the candidates. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporter: Anna Savchenko

In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago.

M. Spencer Green

   

If you live in Chicago and you have a hard time keeping track of candidates running for public office… the job is about to get a little harder. You’ll now be voting in police district council elections. The councils are part of a new police oversight system meant to give civilians a say in how the city is policed.

Most people don’t know who’s running, but for a number of candidates on the ballot, this race is personal.

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