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"It is kind of scary when you ' 'realize what's in your water and ' 'you're hoping it's not something ' 'dangerous," one student said.

", ' '"date": "2019-03-14T17:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/03/14/frustrated-by-citys-slow-lead-testing-process-ald-deb-mell-launches-program-to-get-200-cps-families-water-tested/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [322, ' '323], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 293, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Ald. Deb Mell To Face ' 'Activist Rossana Rodriguez In 33rd Ward ' 'Runoff", "summary": "

With 96.45 percent of ' 'precincts reporting, Mell and Rodriguez were ' 'tied — each with 41.59 percent of the ' 'vote.

", "date": "2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/33rd-ward-faces-likely-runoff-between-incumbent-ald-deb-mell-activist-rossana-rodriguez/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [322, ' '323], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 255, ' '"fields": {"hed": "The Perils of Aldermanic ' 'Clout Debated At 33rd Ward Forum As 3 ' 'Candidates Vie For City Council Seat", ' '"summary": "

Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) is being ' 'challenged by Rossana ' 'Rodríguez-Sánchez and Katie ' 'Sieracki.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-13T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/13/the-perils-of-aldermanic-clout-debated-at-33rd-ward-forum-as-3-candidates-vie-for-city-council-seat/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [321, ' '322, 323], "issues": [3]}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '246, "fields": {"hed": "How to win over ' 'Northwest Side voters: Chicago aldermen ' 'candidates hone in on high school plans", ' '"summary": "How to win over Northwest Side ' 'voters: Chicago aldermen candidates hone in ' 'on high school plans", "date": ' '"2019-02-08T18:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/02/08/how-to-win-over-northwest-side-voters-chicago-aldermen-candidates-hone-in-on-high-school-plans/", ' '"source": "Chalkbeat Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [321, ' '322, 323], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '131, "fields": {"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters ' 'Guide: Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez", "summary": ' '"I believe in building power from the bottom ' 'up, and so my platform calls for measures to ' 'make the ward more democratic and the powers ' 'of the office accessible to regular people.", ' '"date": "2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/rossana-rodriguez-sanchez", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [322], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 132, "fields": ' '{"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: Deb ' 'Mell", "summary": "At a city-wide level, ' 'I\\u2019ve worked to make Chicago a better ' 'and more fair place for workers and families, ' 'leading the fight to raise the minimum wage ' 'and require paid sick leave, while passing ' 'long-needed reforms to increase transparency ' 'in city hall.", "date": ' '"2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/deborah-mell", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [323], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}]', 'description': '

The 33rd Ward is represented by Ald. ' 'Deb Mell and covers Ravenswood Manor, ' 'Avondale, Albany Park and Irving Park. The ' 'diverse ward has a low crime rate and some ' 'thriving business strips, but could use ' 'more affordable housing, candidates say. ' 'Mell faces Rossana ' 'Rodríguez-Sánchez, and both ' 'tout similar beliefs: more affordable ' 'housing, more funding for public schools ' 'and protecting immigrant communities and ' 'LGBTQ residents, but ' 'Rodríguez-Sánchez has ' 'organizational support from the Chicago ' 'chapter of the Democratic Socialists of ' 'America and other progressive groups..

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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": 33, "office": "33rd Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': '33rd-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/33rd-ward-alderman/'}