Chicago could soon get its first majority Asian American ward

The Pui Tak Center in Chicago’s Chinatown
The Pui Tak Center in Chicago's Chinatown, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Marc C. Monaghan / WBEZ
The Pui Tak Center in Chicago’s Chinatown
The Pui Tak Center in Chicago's Chinatown, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Marc C. Monaghan / WBEZ

Chicago could soon get its first majority Asian American ward

Chicago’s Asian population is the city’s fastest growing. But despite the numbers being there, there is no majority Asian American ward in the city — nor is there currently an Asian American alderman on City Council.

Reset explores what an Asian American majority ward could mean for Chicago’s Asian community, and how it could change Chicago’s City Council.

GUESTS: Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, WBEZ Reporter on the Race, Class and Communities Desk

Grace Chan McKibben, executive director of the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community