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The two women — thinned ' 'from a crowd of 9 — hope to replace ' 'current Ald. Willie Cochran.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/jeanette-taylor-nicole-johnson-advance-to-april-2-runoff-in-20th-ward-race/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [272, ' '273], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 271, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Who Will Replace Willie?", ' '"summary": "

In November 2017, shortly ' 'after collapsing in City Council ' 'chambers, 20th Ward Alderman Willie ' 'Cochran announced he would not seek ' 'reelection, referring to a dubious commitment ' 'to term limits. Whatever the case, ' 'Cochran’s political support and capital ' 'had all but collapsed at the same time. ' 'Fifteen months on, he has maintained a ' 'conspicuously low profile in city government ' 'and, facing federal corruption charges, is ' 'looking at possible prison ' 'time.

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The race to replace ' 'him, on the other hand, has been anything but ' 'inconspicuous: at one point, fifteen ' 'candidates were vying for votes and ' 'attention. With a seemingly endless stream of ' 'candidate forums, and allegations of dirty ' 'tricks and compromised integrity flying ' 'between candidates, it’s been one of ' 'the most closely watched in the city. ' 'It’s now down to nine candidates, some ' 'more serious than others.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-13T18:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://southsideweekly.com/will-replace-willie-20th-ward-race/", ' '"source": "South Side Weekly", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [15, 2]}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 10, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Development On The South ' 'Side Can\\u2019t Leave Locals Behind, 20th ' 'Ward Candidates Say At Forum", "summary": ' '"The forum\'s focus was on affordable housing ' 'and holding big-money newcomers accountable ' 'to the neighborhood.", "date": ' '"2019-01-18T15:10:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/18/development-on-the-south-side-must-not-leave-locals-behind-20th-ward-candidates-say-at-forum/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [2]}, "is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 265, "fields": ' '{"hed": "RECAP: 20TH WARD CANDIDATES MAKE ' 'THEIR CASE FOR THE PEOPLE\\u2019S VOTE AT ' 'FORUM", "summary": "

We’re less than ' 'a week away from Chicago’s municipal ' 'election on Feb. 26. For many Black folks ' 'living in the South Side’s 20th Ward, ' 'the jury still is out on which candidate is ' 'most deserving of the ward’s aldermanic ' 'seat. 

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On Feb. 16, ' 'seven out of the ward’s nine aldermanic ' 'candidates made their cases for the ' 'people’s vote at a forum co-hosted by ' 'The TRiiBE, youth advocacy group GoodKids ' 'MadCity, and South Side Weekly ' 'newsmagazine.

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Watch our ' '20th Ward Forum to see the candidates ' 'thoughts on everything from the Obama ' 'Presidential Center and community investment ' 'to the Chicago Public Schools closings and ' 'improving education for Black ' 'youth. 

", "date": ' '"2019-02-20T22:11:23Z", "link": ' '"https://thetriibe.com/2019/02/recap-20th-ward-alderman-forum-chicago-good-kids-mad-city-south-side-weekly/", ' '"source": "The TRiiBE", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [272, 273, 274, 276, 277, 278, ' '279, 280, 281], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '256, "fields": {"hed": "From Jobs To CPS ' 'Monitoring Social Media, 20th Ward Candidates ' 'Tackle Issues Important To Youth", "summary": ' '"

Nine candidates — thinned from a ' 'crowd of 15 — all hope to replace ' 'current Ald. Willie Cochran, who is awaiting ' 'trial on corruption charges.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-17T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/17/from-jobs-to-cps-monitoring-social-media-20th-ward-candidates-tackle-issues-important-to-youth/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [272, ' '273, 274, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281], ' '"issues": [5]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 108, ' '"fields": {"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: ' 'Nicole Johnson", "summary": "

Too many ' 'times I have met people who are asking ' 'themselves whether or not they can afford to ' 'live in Chicago, whether the question they ' 'are confronting is their safety, their ' 'finances or their child’s access to ' 'quality education. 

", "date": ' '"2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/nicole-johnson", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [273], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 12, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Meet the Candidates: Jeanette ' 'Taylor", "summary": "The Weekly sits down ' 'with a candidate for alderman in the 20th ' 'Ward", "date": "2019-01-15T12:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://southsideweekly.com/meet-candidates-jeanette-taylor-20th-ward-alderman/", ' '"source": "South Side Weekly", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [272], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 13, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Meet the Candidates: Nicole ' 'Johnson", "summary": "The Weekly sits down ' 'with a candidate for alderman in the 20th ' 'Ward", "date": "2019-01-15T12:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://southsideweekly.com/meet-candidates-nicole-johnson-20th-ward-alderman/", ' '"source": "South Side Weekly", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [273], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}]', 'description': '

The 20th Ward includes all or parts of ' 'Washington Park, Woodlawn, West Englewood, ' 'Back of the Yards and Park Manor. ' 'Affordable housing, economic development, ' 'education, public safety and how the Obama ' 'Presidential Library will impact the South ' 'Side ward are top issues. Sitting Ald. ' 'Willie Cochran is currently in the midst ' 'of a federal corruption case.

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The candidates are Nicole J. ' 'Johnson, who has worked as a manager at ' 'Teamwork Englewood and Chicago Votes ' 'and Jeanette Taylor, who led the ' 'Dyett High School hunger strike.

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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": 20, "office": "20th Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': '20th-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/20th-ward-alderman/'}