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The community ' 'organizer and former policy staffer at ' 'Friends of the Parks says his win was part of ' 'a progressive wave in Chicago.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-28T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/28/hipster-alderman-out-nerd-alderman-in-daniel-la-spata-charts-path-as-1st-wards-new-leader/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [212, ' '213], "issues": [3]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 290, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Voters In North Side Wards ' 'Overwhelmingly Support Lifting State Ban On ' 'Rent Control", "summary": "

But Lori ' 'Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle — the ' 'two mayoral candidates headed to an April ' 'runoff — are split on the ' 'issue.

", "date": "2019-02-27T12:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/27/more-chicagoans-vote-to-lift-ban-on-rent-control/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [2]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 295, ' '"fields": {"hed": "La Spata Declares Victory ' 'Over Proco \\u2018Joe\\u2019 Moreno In 1st ' 'Ward Upset", "summary": "

Controversy was a ' 'thorn in Moreno's side this election ' 'season.

", "date": "2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/shell-1st-ward-proco-joe-moreno/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [212, ' '213], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 249, ' '"fields": {"hed": "La Spata apologizes ' '\\u2018unequivocally\\u2019 for bachelor ' 'party photo Black Caucus chair calls ' '\\u2018racist\\u2019", "summary": "Daniel La ' 'Spata, who is running to unseat 1st Ward Ald. ' 'Proco Joe Moreno, apologized Tuesday for ' 'taking a photo wearing a banana costume while ' 'surrounded by smiling African American ' 'children and people wearing monkey masks in ' 'Millennium Park.", "date": ' '"2019-02-13T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"http://thedailyline.net/chicago/02/12/2019/la-spata-apologizes-unequivocally-for-bachelor-party-photo/", ' '"source": "The Daily Line", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [212, 213], "issues": ' '[]}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 53, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Dirt Flying In 1st Ward Race, ' 'Opponents Slam Moreno For ' '\\u2018Intimidating\\u2019 Style, Developer ' 'Ties", "summary": "Daniel La Spata says Ald. ' 'Joe Moreno is in the pocket of developers, ' 'while Moreno accuses La Spata of being in an ' 'anti-gay \\"cult.\\"", "date": ' '"2018-10-05T15:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/10/05/dirt-flying-in-1st-ward-race-opponents-slam-moreno-for-intimidating-style-developer-ties/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [212, ' '213, 214], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '52, "fields": {"hed": "1st Ward Challenger ' 'Daniel La Spata Criticizes Congress ' 'Theater\\u2019s Proposed Redevelopment", ' '"summary": "

The city’s Community ' 'Development Commission approved ' 'developers’ requests for nearly $10 ' 'million in tax dollars to renovate the ' 'defunct Congress Theater last week, but not ' 'everybody is happy about it.

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The 1st Ward includes all or parts of ' 'Logan Square, Wicker Park, Ukrainian ' 'Village, Noble Square, Humboldt Park and ' 'West Town. Ald. “Proco” Joe ' 'Moreno, who was first appointed to the ' 'seat in 2010, narrowly avoided a run-off ' 'against three challengers in 2015. Key ' 'issues in the race include transportation, ' 'development and housing ' 'affordability.

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Moreno faces Daniel La Spata, an ' 'organizer with the Logan Square ' 'Neighborhood Association with a ' 'master’s degree in urban planning ' 'and public policy, who has been pressing ' 'Moreno on campaign donations from ' 'developers and affordable housing in the ' 'ward.

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Failures at Chicago Public Schools kept CPS ' 'officials from preventing and responding to ' 'sexual abuse against hundreds of students over ' 'the last decade, Tribune ' 'reporting an independent review has ' 'confirmed. CPS has since turned over some ' 'investigatory powers to its inspector general, ' 're-checked current employees and vendors, and ' 'barred communication between students and ' 'teachers on personal devices.

", ' '"issue_order": 2}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 9, "fields": {"name": "CPD oversight", ' '"description": "Aldermen on City Council have ' 'proposed four different bodies that would give ' 'civilians some oversight over Chicago Police ' 'Department operations. Some call for a new ' 'elected body with subpoena power, the ability ' 'to hire and fire the Chicago Police Department ' 'Superintendent, members of the Police Board, ' 'and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian ' 'Office of Police Accountability. Others call ' 'for a more limited, advisory role and appointed ' 'members.", "issue_order": 3}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 5, "fields": {"name": ' '"CPS oversight", "description": "

Calls for ' 'an elected school board have grown louder after ' 'a rapid succession of Mayor Rahm ' 'Emanuel’s hand picked CPS CEOs – one ' 'left under an ethics cloud, the other was ' 'convicted ' 'of masterminding a kickback scheme. The ' 'Chicago Teachers Union and some other education ' 'groups support a fully elected school board, ' 'but critics say it will lead to diffuse ' 'accountability and will overly politicize ' 'school decisions.

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Chicago ' 'government was rocked by the attempted ' 'extortion charge brought against powerful ' 'Finance Chairman Ald. Ed Burke, but reformers ' 'have long called for changes to Chicago rules ' 'to reduce conflicts of interest given the long ' 'legacy of aldermen and city officials who have ' 'been indicted or pleaded guilty for a variety ' 'of charges, many ' 'having to do with zoning changes.

", ' '"issue_order": 5}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 12, "fields": {"name": "fair maps", ' '"description": "

Every decade, the ' 'city’s own aldermen convene to draw ' 'Chicago’s ward maps after the results of ' 'each census. In ' '2013, a group sued to block the most recent ' 'map, which they said was designed to protect ' 'powerful incumbents, rather than ensure equal ' 'and full representation of individuals, ' 'minorities and neighborhoods. Reformers want an ' 'independent body to draw fair, impartial, and ' 'racially representative maps in less ' '“grotesque” shapes.

", ' '"issue_order": 6}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 8, "fields": {"name": "FOP contract", ' '"description": "

The city’s contract ' 'with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, ' 'which represents rank and file Chicago Police ' 'Officers, expired in June 2017. The proposed ' 'consent decree between Chicago and the Illinois ' 'Attorney General requires the city to exercise ' '“best efforts” to attempt to ' 'negotiate changes, including how complaints ' 'against officers are accepted — including ' 'anonymous complaints — jurisdiction to ' 'investigate officer-involved sexual misconduct ' 'and whether disciplinary history is kept ' 'indefinitely or destroyed after a certain ' 'period of time. The City Council’s Black ' 'Caucus has demanded ' 'certain changes or threatens to withhold ' 'its vote.

", "issue_order": 7}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 2, "fields": {"name": ' '"housing affordability", "description": "The ' 'city\\u2019s next five-year housing plan calls ' 'for Chicago officials to spend $1.4 billion to ' 'build or preserve 40,000 affordable homes ' 'during the next five years \\u2013 the plan ' 'does not call for a significant increase in ' 'funding, even as the issue has taken center ' 'stage at City Hall amid rising concerns about ' 'gentrification, displacement, the continuing ' 'decline in Chicago\\u2019s African American ' 'population as well as rising inequality and ' 'instability. Housing advocates say the real ' 'affordable housing shortage is 120,000 units.", ' '"issue_order": 8}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 7, "fields": {"name": "immigration", ' '"description": "Chicago\\u2019s Welcoming City ' 'Ordinance means that Chicago officials \\u2014 ' 'including police \\u2014 will not ask about ' 'immigration status, disclose that information ' 'to authorities, or deny city services based on ' 'that immigration status. The only situations in ' 'which the city will detain undocumented ' 'individuals are if they are in the city\\u2019s ' 'gang database; have a pending felony ' 'prosecution or past felony conviction, or if ' 'they are wanted on a criminal warrant by local ' 'or federal authorities. Immigrant rights ' 'activists want those exceptions removed.", ' '"issue_order": 9}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 1, "fields": {"name": "lead abatement", ' '"description": "

City testing has revealed ' 'elevated lead levels in the water supply of ' 'hundreds of Chicago homes, ' 'schools ' 'and parks. ' 'While the city says current levels meet the ' 'standards set by the U.S. Environmental ' 'Protection Agency for clean, safe drinking ' 'water, critics say Chicagoans, especially ' 'children, are at risk for a variety of health ' 'hazards.

", "issue_order": 10}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 6, "fields": {"name": ' '"pensions", "description": "The city\\u2019s ' '2020 pension contributions will rise by 31 ' 'percent as compared with 2019 levels \\u2014 an ' 'estimated $400 million increase \\u2014 and ' 'will jump again in 2022, when total ' 'contributions are projected to rise 19 percent. ' 'The city either has to hike taxes, cut services ' 'or both, but cannot reduce benefits for current ' 'employees.", "issue_order": 11}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 14, "fields": {"name": ' '"public safety", "description": "The number of ' 'homicides and shootings in Chicago dropped by ' 'double-digit percentages in 2018, according to ' 'the Chicago Tribune, though some neighborhoods ' 'on the West and South sides continue to bear ' 'the brunt of gun violence. Despite this ' 'decline, Chicago continues to log more ' 'homicides than New York City and Los Angeles ' 'combined, and clearance rates for Chicago ' 'police detectives have fallen 20 points below ' 'national averages.", "issue_order": 12}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 13, "fields": ' '{"name": "recycling", "description": "Chicago ' 'has the worst residential recycling rate of any ' 'major city in the US following multiple ' 'attempted revamps of its program. A 2018 BGA ' 'investigation revealed the city allowed one of ' 'its three recycling haulers, Waste Management, ' 'to divert tons of residential plastics and ' 'paper into landfills the company owns, costing ' 'taxpayers twice.", "issue_order": 13}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 11, "fields": ' '{"name": "term limits", "description": "The ' 'mayor and aldermen do not face term limits. ' 'Former Gov. Pat Quinn attempted to add a ' 'question to municipal ballots asking whether ' 'Chicago mayors should be term limited, but ' 'failed. He argued term limits would be a check ' 'on power.", "issue_order": 14}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 10, "fields": {"name": ' '"TIFs", "description": "Chicago TIFs generated ' 'a record $660 million in revenue in the 2017 ' 'tax year \\u2014 a $99 million increase over ' 'last year that includes $40 million for the ' 'city\\u2019s \\u201cTransit TIF\\u201d on the ' 'North Side. Critics contend TIFs trap revenues ' 'that could otherwise be disbursed to needier ' 'causes and government bodies that need the ' 'money. Reformers, including Clerk David Orr, ' 'say the city should only use TIF to fight ' 'blight, and the city\\u2019s TIF accounting is ' 'opaque and lacks accountability.", ' '"issue_order": 15}}]', 'office': '{"id": 1, "office": "1st Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": true, "status": "Challenger won"}', 'slug': '1st-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/1st-ward-alderman/'}