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Matt Martin, an attorney at the Illinois ' 'Attorney General’s office, and Michael ' 'Negron, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former ' 'policy chief, aim to succeed outgoing Ald. ' 'Ameya Pawar.

", "date": ' '"2019-03-10T17:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/03/10/hundreds-flock-to-davis-theater-to-hear-47th-ward-runoff-candidates-debate-affordable-housing-taxes/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [367, ' '368], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"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": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 226, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Crowd Of 47th Ward Candidates Who ' 'Aim To Replace Pawar Share Plans For ' 'Development, Education", "summary": "

Seven ' 'of the nine candidates running discussed ' 'their ideas in front of 400 residents at Lane ' 'Tech High School.

", "date": ' '"2018-12-05T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/12/05/crowd-of-47th-ward-candidates-who-aim-to-replace-pawar-share-plans-for-development-housing/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [364, ' '365, 366, 367, 368, 370, 372], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 316, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Who Will Succeed Ameya Pawar? Matt ' 'Martin And Michael Negron Head To Runoff In ' '47th Ward", "summary": "

Pawar announced he ' 'would be sticking to his self-imposed ' 'two-term limit as an alderman and run for ' 'city treasurer, where he'll face a ' 'runoff.

", "date": "2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/matt-martin-and-michael-negron-head-into-runoff-in-47th-ward-race/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [367, ' '368], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 193, ' '"fields": {"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: ' 'Michael Negron", "summary": "As 47th ward ' 'alderman, I will work to invest in our ' 'neighborhood schools, improve our parks and ' 'infrastructure, advocate for quality city ' 'services and enhanced public safety, while ' 'fighting to ensure that Chicago is a city of ' 'opportunity for all.", "date": ' '"2019-01-31T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/michael-negron", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [367], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 194, "fields": ' '{"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: Matt ' 'Martin", "summary": "I am running for ' 'Alderman to bring independent, progressive ' 'leadership to City Hall and take on the big ' 'challenges facing our city.", "date": ' '"2019-01-31T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-council/matt-martin", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [368], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 8, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Candidates Weigh In On School ' 'Security, An Elected School Board At 47th ' 'Ward Education Forum", "summary": "A crowd of ' 'nine candidates aim to replace outgoing Ald. ' 'Ameya Pawar.", "date": ' '"2019-01-21T14:29:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/21/school-security-an-elected-school-board-is-discussed-at-47th-ward-education-form/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": [5]}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 50, ' '"fields": {"hed": "Lightfoot, aldermanic ' 'candidates commit to curbing aldermanic ' 'prerogative, non-partisan remap, term ' 'limits", "summary": "

Nearly a dozen ' 'aldermanic candidates and mayoral ' 'candidate Lori ' 'Lightfoot signed on to a ' 'package of ethics reforms Tuesday as the ' 'flood of good-government proposals continued ' 'to flow in the wake of the federal charge ' 'filed against Ald. Ed ' 'Burke (14).

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The 47th ward, which includes North ' 'Center, parts of Ravenswood and parts of ' 'Lincoln Square, will soon get a new ' 'alderman — outgoing Ald. Ameya Pawar ' 'is currently running for city treasurer. ' 'One of the biggest issues facing the ward ' 'is one that Pawar has talked about for ' 'years: the lack of housing options due to ' 'years of multi-unit buildings being ' 'converted into single-family homes. This ' 'has priced people out of the neighborhood, ' 'impacted the number of students enrolled ' 'in neighborhood schools and has stagnated ' 'growth in the area. Some candidates are ' 'pushing for more transit-oriented ' 'development, larger buildings with ' 'affordable units and an ordinance that ' 'would make converting single-family homes ' 'into multi-unit buildings easier.

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Former Emanuel aide Michael Negron ' 'faces Matt Martin, a lawyer who worked on ' 'civil rights issues in Attorney General ' 'Lisa Madigan's office.

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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": 47, "office": "47th Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': '47th-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/47th-ward-alderman/'}