Race for 47th Ward Alderman

New official

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.

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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