This past Wednesday, at its monthly meeting, Wicker Park Committee held a debate among the candidates for First and Second Wards. The debates were hosted by Wicker Park Lutheran Church, at Hoyne and LeMoyne, and were moderated by Elaine Coorens of Our Urban Times and Alisa Hauser of DNAinfo.
The first debate of the night was among the candidates for 1st Ward Alderman. Challengers Ronda Locke and Anne Shaw did not hold back in their charges against incumbent “Proco” Joe Moreno. Nor was the Alderman timid in his responses. The tension, and some in the audience, briefly erupted when, at one point, Moreno spoke longer than the allotted time and Locke, seated next to him, grabbed the mic. As the debate progressed, the candidates were each able to present their cases to the audience in detail. At the end of the night, with the tensions apparently dissipated, they shook hands cordially.
The entire debate can be seen above. Stay tuned to LoganSquare.TV for the Second Ward debate, coming up next week.