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More than 450 people ' 'attended Monday night's forum at Amundsen ' 'High School. This is the first runoff ' 'O’Connor has been in since first being ' 'elected to the 40th Ward seat in 1983.

", ' '"date": "2019-03-19T17:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/03/19/in-fight-for-40th-ward-seat-ald-pat-oconnor-and-andrew-vasquez-trade-barbs-over-each-others-past/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [339, ' '340], "issues": [11, 10]}, "is_pinned": ' 'true}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '328, "fields": {"hed": "Ald. Pat ' 'O\\u2019Connor Slams Challenger Andre Vasquez ' 'Over Misogynistic, Homophobic Rap Lyrics", ' '"summary": "

"I’m very sorry ' 'about the homophobic, misogynistic and ' 'offensive things I said. There’s no ' 'excuse for it," said Vasquez, a former ' 'battle rapper.

", "date": ' '"2019-03-15T17:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/03/15/ald-pat-oconnor-slams-challenger-andre-vasquez-on-new-website-over-misogynistic-homophobic-rap-lyrics/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [339, ' '340], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 170, ' '"fields": {"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: ' 'Andre Vasquez", "summary": "I am running for ' 'alderman to build a city where every child ' 'receives an excellent education, where people ' 'feel safe on every block, and where all ' 'residents are invested in - where everyone ' 'who calls Chicago their home feels that as a ' 'neighbor they are supported, celebrated, and ' 'part of a larger community.", "date": ' '"2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/andre-vasquez", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [339], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 171, "fields": ' '{"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: Patrick ' 'O\'Connor", "summary": "

My priorities and ' 'vision for this office remain, Economic ' 'Development; Budget and Finances (including ' 'Pension Issues); Education; Ethics and ' 'Transparency; and Public Safety.

", ' '"date": "2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/patrick-o-connor", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [340], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 317, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Ald. Pat O\\u2019Connor And Andre ' 'Vasquez Headed To Runoff In 40th Ward Race", ' '"summary": "

Ald. Pat O’Connor has ' 'been the 40th Ward’s alderman since ' '1983, when he was first elected at the age of ' '28.

", "date": "2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/ald-pat-oconnor-and-andre-vasquez-headed-to-runoff-in-40th-ward-race/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [339, ' '340], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 262, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Housing, Environment And ' 'Crime On Their Minds: 4 Candidates Aim To ' 'Replace Pat O\\u2019Connor In 40th Ward", ' '"summary": "

Ald. Pat O’Connor has ' 'been the 40th Ward’s alderman since ' '1983, when he was first elected at the ' 'age of 28. Ugo Okere, Dianne Daleiden, Andre ' 'Vasquez and Maggie O'Keefe are running ' 'against him. 

", "date": ' '"2019-02-20T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/20/housing-environment-and-crime-on-their-minds-4-candidates-want-to-replace-pat-oconnor-in-40th-ward/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [337, ' '338, 339, 340, 341], "issues": [2, 14]}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 5, "fields": ' '{"hed": "North Side Aldermanic Candidates Say ' 'An Elected Police Accountability Board Could ' 'Rebuild Trust In Chicago Police", "summary": ' '"\\u201cWe are looking at another decade, if ' 'not more, of payouts to families for ' 'reparations,\\u201d one candidate said.", ' '"date": "2019-01-24T16:57:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/24/north-side-aldermanic-candidates-say-an-elected-police-accountability-board-could-rebuild-trust-in-chicago-police/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [9]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 227, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Longtime Ald. Pat ' 'O\\u2019Connor Is Running For Reelection, ' 'Facing Off Against 4 Challengers", "summary": ' '"

The incumbent alderman has served for 35 ' 'years on the City Council and had been ' 'dodging the question of whether he would ' 'retire.

", "date": "2018-11-27T12:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/27/longtime-ald-pat-oconnor-is-running-for-reelection-facing-off-against-4-challengers/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [337, ' '338, 339, 340, 341], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 228, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Ald. O\\u2019Connor Accused Again Of ' 'Racism Following 40th Ward Forum: \\u2018Out ' 'Of Touch And Cruel,\\u2019 Candidate Says", ' '"summary": "

Aldermanic candidate Ugo Okere ' 'said O'Connor was trying to portray him ' 'as a “black boogyman” during a ' 'heated forum.

", "date": ' '"2018-10-18T11:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/10/18/challenger-in-40th-ward-race-also-accuses-ald-pat-oconnor-of-racism-during-tuesdays-forum/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [337, ' '340], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 229, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Ald. Pat O\\u2019Connor ' 'Called \\u2018Racist Troll\\u2019 By ' 'Moderator Of 40th Ward Forum", "summary": ' '"

"I can immoderately report that Ald. ' 'Pat O’Connor of the 40th ward is a ' 'racist troll who’s morally unfit for ' 'public office," the moderator ' 'said. 

", "date": ' '"2018-10-17T11:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/10/17/ald-pat-oconnor-called-racist-troll-by-moderator-of-40th-ward-forum/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [337, ' '338, 339, 340, 341], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}]', 'description': '

Lincoln Square, Peterson Park, ' 'Andersonville, West Rogers Park and ' 'Ravenswood are all in the 40th ward, where ' 'longtime Ald. Pat O’Connor has ' 'reigned since 1983. After months of ' 'refusing to say whether he was up for ' 'another term or not, O’Connor got ' 'into the race — where he now faces a ' 'younger and more progressive opponent. ' 'O’Connor’s opponent Andre ' 'Vasquez accuses the alderman of failing to ' 'bring more affordable housing to the ward, ' 'where longtime residents say they’re ' 'being priced out. O’Connor has ' 'defended his record, and said schools in ' 'the ward have improved under his ' 'leadership and that the area is a safe and ' 'stable place for families.

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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.

", "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": 40, "office": "40th Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': '40th-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/40th-ward-alderman/'}