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With 89 percent of ' 'precincts reporting Tuesday night, Smith had ' '38 percent of the vote and Lindblom had 28 ' 'percent.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/ald-michele-smith-forced-into-runoff-against-derek-lindblom/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [345, ' '346], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 175, ' '"fields": {"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: ' 'Derek Lindblom", "summary": "The time of ' 'doing things the way we\\u2019ve always done ' 'it in City Council needs to come to a ' 'close.", "date": "2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/derek-lindblom", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [345], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 205, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Affordable housing becomes ' 'flashpoint in fight over Lincoln Yards, The ' '78 subsidies", "summary": "City officials are ' 'on the cusp of approving $1.6 billion in city ' 'subsidies to fuel two massive developments ' 'that will transform Chicago\\u2019s landscape ' 'with 16,000 new apartments and condominiums ' '\\u2014 but barely put a dent in ' 'Chicago\\u2019s affordable housing shortfall ' 'or reduce the economic or racial segregation ' 'plaguing the city.", "date": ' '"2019-01-29T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/29/2019/affordable-housing-becomes-flashpoint-in-fight-over-lincoln-yards-the-78-subsidies/", ' '"source": "The Daily Line", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [215, 373, 320, 346, 210, ' '327], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 9, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Candidates Square Off On ' 'Lincoln Yards, Kids With Guns And Aldermanic ' 'Power In The 43rd Ward", "summary": "Though ' 'Lincoln Yards only impacts a small portion of ' 'the 43rd ward, the development loomed large ' 'over the debate.", "date": ' '"2019-01-22T14:37:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/22/candidates-square-off-on-lincoln-yards-kids-with-guns-and-aldermanic-power-in-the-43rd-ward/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [3]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 230, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Candidates In 43rd Ward ' 'Unite, Accuse Ald. Smith\\u2019s Campaign Of ' 'Pushing Newcomers Off The Ballot: ' '\\u2018It\\u2019s A Shame\\u2019", "summary": ' '"

“I never understood exactly how ' 'rigged the system is against newcomers," ' 'one candidate said. "It’s a shame. ' 'It’s old-school ward ' 'politics.”

", "date": ' '"2018-12-06T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/12/06/candidates-in-43rd-ward-unite-accuse-ald-smiths-campaign-of-pushing-newcomers-off-the-ballot-its-a-shame/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [345, ' '346, 347, 348, 349, 350], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 231, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Crowded 43rd Ward Race A Vital One ' 'As Lincoln Yards Looms Over Neighborhood", ' '"summary": "

In the crowded 43rd ward race, ' 'Ald. Michele Smith looks to keep her job amid ' 'the massive Lincoln Yards development — ' 'and an exiting mayor.

", "date": ' '"2018-12-04T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/12/04/crowded-43rd-ward-race-a-vital-one-as-lincoln-yards-looms-over-neighborhood/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [345, ' '346, 347, 348, 349, 350], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}]', 'description': '

The 43rd ward, represented by Ald. ' 'Michele Smith, includes some of the ' 'city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, ' 'including Lincoln Park, Old Town and the ' 'Gold Coast. The planned 55-acre Lincoln ' 'Yards development is not technically in ' 'the ward, but it is right next door. ' 'Neighbors have been worried about the ' 'development making an already rough ' 'traffic situation even worse, and Smith ' 'has been a vocal critic of the plan. Crime ' 'has also been a hot topic in the race, ' 'after a slew of carjackings and muggings ' 'had been reported in the area.

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Smith, an Emanuel ally, faces Derek ' 'Lindblom, who also held a role in the ' 'Emanuel administration before making a ' 'fortune in the health tech sector.

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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": 43, "office": "43rd Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': '43rd-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/43rd-ward-alderman/'}