Despite objections to her petitions, candidate Cynthia Bednarz will be on the 27th Ward ballot next month — a move that means powerful Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. will face a contested race as he seeks his seventh term. A key ally to former Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Burnett voted with Rahm 100 percent of the time. The diverse — and booming — 27th Ward includes parts of the West Loop, Greektown, Garfield Park, the Near North Side, Old Town, West Humboldt Park, West Town, the Medical District and Goose Island neighborhoods.
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