The 7th Ward includes all or parts of South Shore, South Chicago, The Bush, Jeffrey Manor, Calumet Heights, Pill Hill and South Shore. Ald. Gregory Mitchell is running for a second term against two challengers — Jedidiah Brown and Charles Kyle. Brown is perhaps best known for crashing the stage at then-candidate and now President Donald Trump’s aborted rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago in March 2016. Kyle founded Exchange Ideas, a community discussion forum in the South Shore community. Some ward residents are hopeful — while others are fearful — that the economic growth triggered by the Obama Presidential Center will translate into progress on long-stagnant commercial and residential development efforts.
Mitchell faces Charles Kyle, a youth agency program director, and activist Jedidiah Brown, who has fought against police brutality.
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