Incumbent Ald. Debra Silverstein and her husband state Sen. Ira Silverstein quietly represented the far North Side ward that includes West Ridge and Pulaski Park together for several years. Debra became alderman in 2011 as the result of a slow decline of the once-mighty Ald. Bernie Stone in the tight knit Orthodox Jewish community, and Ira was elected to the Senate in 1998. But Silverstein lost his Senate seat after #MeToo accusations in 2018. Ald. Silverstein has been a quiet but consistent ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel who has focused on ward services more than citywide legislation.
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