The 29th Ward zigzags along the city’s western border near Oak Park and Cicero. It includes Belmont Heights, Montclare, Galewood, and Austin. Two of the ward’s previous aldermen, Ike Carothers and his father, William Carothers, where indicted on federal corruption charges. Ike Carothers was followed in office by former state Rep. Deborah Graham. Incumbent Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29), a Chicago police officer and attorney, defeated Graham in 2015 and is a member of the Progressive Caucus.
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