The incoming City Council may be one of the more powerful ones Chicago has seen in years, as longtime aldermen and mayoral allies got voted out, and others struggle to hold onto their seats as they go head-to-head with challengers in runoff elections.
So far, 15 aldermanic races will be decided in the April 2nd runoff, and each Monday until then, Morning Shift is breaking them down. We’ve already covered the main takeaways out of Wards 15, 20, and 40.
Today we’ll turn our attention to Wards 6, 39, 46, and 47.
Morning Shift checks in with the Daily Line managing editor Heather Cherone and political reporter A.D. Quig, and Block Club Chicago reporter Alexander Hernandez.
GUESTS: A.D. Quig, political reporter for the Daily Line
Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter at the Daily Line
Alexander Hernandez, reporter at Block Club Chicago
General: It’s official: Voters to get another say in mayor, treasurer and 15 ward races (Chicago Sun-Times 3/13/19)
6th Ward: Editorial: Chicago Tribune endorsement for alderman: Ward 6 (Chicago Tribune 3/14/19)
39th Ward: Margaret Laurino’s Successor In The 39th Ward Will Be Decided In A Runoff (Block Club Chicago 2/27/19)
Succession battles in 39th, 47th wards focus on crime, affordability, not drama (Chicago Sun-Times 3/16/19)
46th Ward: Ald. James Cappleman Appears Headed For Runoff In 46th Ward (Block Club Chicago 2/26/19)
47th Ward: Hundreds Flock To Davis Theater To Hear 47th Ward Candidates Debate Affordable Housing, Taxes (Block Club Chicago 3/10/19)
47th Ward Runoff Candidates Matt Martin And Michael Negron To Square Off At Saturday Debate (Block Club Chicago 3/4/19)