Last Wednesday, at its monthly meeting, Wicker Park Committee held debates 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 2nd Ward debate, shown above in its entirety, featured the field of 6 remaining candidates for alderman in the recently re-designed ward. There is no incumbent candidate. This is the first election using the new ward map, and the 2nd Ward is the most disjointed of several wards in a map known for its overlapping design. Watch the video above to compare the approaches each candidate would take to bring several separate neighborhoods into a single functioning ward.