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The corruption scandal that ' 'has rocked City Hall — and sent Ald. ' 'Danny Solis packing — loomed over the ' 'debate between Bryon Sigcho Lopez and Alex ' 'Acevedo.

", "date": ' '"2019-03-22T11:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/03/22/25th-ward-candidates-trade-jabs-on-campaign-donations-voter-fraud-investigation-during-heated-pilsen-debate/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [298, ' '300], "issues": [2, 11]}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 287, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Heated runoff in ' 'Chicago\\u2019s most diverse precinct", ' '"summary": "

One 25th Ward precinct is the ' 'only polling place in the city that provides ' 'dual language paper ballots in Spanish, ' 'Hindi, and Chinese.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-27T19:22:23Z", "link": ' '"https://www.chicagoreporter.com/heated-runoff-in-chicagos-most-diverse-precinct/", ' '"source": "The Chicago Reporter", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [297, ' '298, 299, 300, 301], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 298, "fields": ' '{"hed": "State Officials Investigating ' 'Alleged Vote Buying In 25th Ward Race", ' '"summary": "

The Attorney General's ' 'office is investigating a complaint that ' 'supporters of candidate Byron Sigcho Lopez ' 'were buying votes.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-27T18:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/27/election-officials-investigating-alleged-vote-buying-in-25th-ward-race/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [298, ' '300], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 272, ' '"fields": {"hed": "The Ward Organizations", ' '"summary": "

Burning and building bridges ' 'in the race for alderman in the 25th ' 'Ward.

", "date": "2019-02-13T18:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://southsideweekly.com/the-ward-organizations-25th-ward/", ' '"source": "South Side Weekly", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [297, ' '298, 299, 300, 301], "issues": [2]}, ' '"is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 297, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Sigcho Lopez, Acevedo Head To Runoff ' 'In 25th Ward Race To Replace Danny Solis", ' '"summary": "

This will be the first time ' 'the ward has a new alderman in more than 20 ' 'years.

", "date": "2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/sigcho-lopez-acevedo-take-early-lead-25th-ward-race-held-by-solis/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [298, ' '300], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 268, ' '"fields": {"hed": "A Chinatown Civics ' 'Lesson", "summary": "

Chicago is gearing up ' 'for another redistricting process in 2021, ' 'which could determine whether Chinatown ' 'remains a minority community in a Latinx ward ' 'or becomes a political power base of its own. ' 'But first, Chinatown residents need to vote ' 'for their next alderman, and their options ' 'are all ' 'Latinx millennials based in another ' 'neighborhood, Pilsen, which makes up the ' 'voter base of the 25th Ward.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-19T18:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://southsideweekly.com/chinatown-civics-lesson-building-power-representation-25th-ward/", ' '"source": "South Side Weekly", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [297, ' '298, 299, 300, 301], "issues": [12, 2]}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 204, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Solis resigns as chairman of Zoning ' 'Committee after report details corruption", ' '"summary": "Ald. Danny Solis (25) resigned ' 'Tuesday evening as chairman of the City ' 'Council\\u2019s Committee on Zoning, ' 'Landmarks and building standards, less than ' '12 hours after the the Sun-Times reported he ' 'received sex acts at massage parlors, the ' 'erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and campaign ' 'contributions in exchange for ushering deals ' 'through City Council.", "date": ' '"2019-01-30T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/29/2019/solis-resigns-as-chairman-of-zoning-committee-after-report-details-corruption/", ' '"source": "The Daily Line", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [297, 298], "issues": ' '[]}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 32, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Would 25th Ward Candidates Support A ' 'New Near West Side High School? Aldermanic ' 'Hopefuls Weigh In", "summary": "The five ' 'candidates vying for embattled Ald. Danny ' "Solis' seat weigh in on CPS' controversial " '$70 million high school plan.", "date": ' '"2019-01-28T14:58:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/28/would-25th-ward-candidates-support-a-new-near-west-side-high-school-aldermanic-hopefuls-weigh-in/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [5]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 1, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Candidate Vying For Ald. ' 'Solis\\u2019 Seat Calls For His Resignation: ' '\\u2018You Don\\u2019t Wear A Federal Wiretap ' 'Voluntarily\\u2019", "summary": ' '"

"Aldermen don’t choose to wear ' 'wires because they are innocent," ' 'another 25th Ward candidate said.

", ' '"date": "2019-01-23T18:55:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/23/candidate-vying-for-ald-solis-seat-calls-for-his-resignation-you-dont-wear-a-federal-wiretap-voluntarily/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [297, ' '298], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 15, ' '"fields": {"hed": "We Need More Affordable ' 'Housing In Pilsen, 25th Ward Candidates Say ' 'At Forum", "summary": "With longtime Ald. ' 'Danny Solis out, some candidates want to see ' 'a community-driven zoning process implemented ' 'in Pilsen. But one candidate countered: ' '\\"The buck stops with the alderman.\\"", ' '"date": "2019-01-15T15:07:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/15/we-need-more-affordable-housing-in-pilsen-25th-ward-candidates-say-at-forum/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [2]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 16, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Sigcho Lopez Gets To Stay ' 'On Ballot, Making Way For A 5-Way Race In ' '25th Ward", "summary": "

Four other 25th ' 'Ward candidates didn't face objections to ' 'their petitions. The race has been left wide ' 'open after veteran Ald. Danny Solis announced ' 'he would not seek re-election.

", "date": ' '"2019-01-11T23:29:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/11/sigcho-lopez-gets-to-stay-on-ballot-making-way-for-a-5-way-race-in-25th-ward/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 211, "fields": ' '{"hed": "After Veteran Solis Bows Out, 25th ' 'Ward\\u2019s Next Alderman Will Be A ' 'Millennial", "summary": "

Ald. Danny ' 'Solis' surprise announcement has left the ' 'aldermanic race wide open for five candidates ' '— all millennials.

", "date": ' '"2018-11-29T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/29/after-veteran-solis-bows-out-25th-wards-next-alderman-will-be-a-millennial/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [297, ' '298, 299, 300, 301], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 212, "fields": ' '{"hed": "City\\u2019s New Affordable Housing ' 'Plan Is Too Little, Too Late In Gentrifying ' 'Pilsen, Aldermanic Challengers Say", ' '"summary": "

Instead of the proposed 20 ' 'percent affordable housing requirement, the ' 'requirement should be 30 percent, one ' 'candidate said.

", "date": ' '"2018-11-15T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/15/citys-new-affordable-housing-plan-is-too-little-too-late-in-gentrifying-pilsen-aldermanic-challengers-say/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [297, ' '298, 299, 300, 301], "issues": [2]}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 28, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Meet the Challengers: Byron Sigcho ' 'Lopez", "summary": "The Weekly sits down with ' 'a candidate for alderman in the 25th Ward", ' '"date": "2018-11-13T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://southsideweekly.com/meet-challengers-byron-sigcho-lopez-25th-ward/", ' '"source": "South Side Weekly", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [300], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 213, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Race To Unseat Solis Becomes More ' 'Crowded As Former State Rep Candidate, Former ' 'CPS Principal Jump In", "summary": "

Alex ' 'Acevedo and Aida Flores join a growing list ' 'of candidates running for 25th Ward ' 'alderman.

", "date": ' '"2018-10-01T11:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/10/01/race-to-unseat-solis-becomes-more-crowded-as-former-state-rep-candidate-former-cps-principal-jump-in/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [298, ' '301], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 215, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Pilsen Alliance Director, ' 'Educator Announces Aldermanic Run For 25th ' 'Ward Seat Held By Solis", "summary": ' '"

Organizer Byron Sigcho said Pilsen needs ' 'a new leader dedicated to "fairness and ' 'equity" and vowed not to take campaign ' 'cash from developers.

", "date": ' '"2018-08-01T11:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/08/01/pilsen-alliance-director-educator-announces-aldermanic-run-for-25th-ward-seat-held-by-solis/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [300], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}]', 'description': '

Longtime Ald. Danny Solis — one ' 'of the city’s most powerful aldermen ' '— surprised many when he announced ' 'late last year that he wouldn’t seek ' 're-election. Then, a bombshell report ' 'revealed what Solis had really been up to: ' 'he’d secretly wore a wire to help ' 'the FBI build a case against embattled ' 'Ald. Ed Burke. Solis has been MIA since ' 'then. The diverse 25th Ward includes all ' 'or parts of Pilsen, the West Loop, ' 'Chinatown, the South Loop, Little Italy ' 'and McKinley Park.

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The candidates running to replace ' 'Solis are Alex Acevedo, former ' 'pediatric nurse who founded Pilsen’s ' 'Neighborhood Watch Coalition and ' 'Byron Sigcho Lopez, a University of ' 'Illinois at Chicago educator and former ' 'executive director of Pilsen Alliance who ' 'almost brought Solis to a run off in ' '2015.

', 'documenters_slug': 'ward-25', 'issues': '[{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 3, "fields": ' '{"name": "aldermanic prerogative", ' '"description": "Critics say the power of ' 'Chicago City Council members to maintain ' 'control over their wards by initiating or ' 'blocking City Council or city government ' 'actions has exacerbated the city\\u2019s legacy ' 'of racial segregation and kept affordable ' 'housing developments out of mostly white wards. ' 'Aldermen say they are representing the interest ' 'of their constituents.", "issue_order": 1}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 4, "fields": ' '{"name": "child sex abuse", "description": ' '"

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.

", "issue_order": 4}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 15, "fields": ' '{"name": "ethics", "description": "

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": 25, "office": "25th Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': '25th-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': 'candidates'}, 'url': '/races/25th-ward-alderman/'}