Election 2015: 18th Ward candidates discuss the issues

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Looking ahead to the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24, the Sun-Times editorial board met with the candidates running for alderman in the 18th Ward on Monday to talk about the key issues facing their community — and what they’d do to improve things.

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Key topics included economic development, seeking alternative revenue sources to plug the city’s budget gap and how they could work to better fight crime.

Three of the candidates challenging Ald. Lona Lane — Derrick Curtis, Michael Davis and Chuks Onyezia — appeared in front of the editorial board.

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<small><strong>18th Ward aldermanic candidate Michael Davis. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times</strong></small>

18th Ward aldermanic candidate Michael Davis. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

<small><strong>18th Ward aldermanic candidate Derrick Curtis. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times</strong></small>

18th Ward aldermanic candidate Derrick Curtis. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

<small><strong>18th Ward aldermanic candidate Chuks Onyezia | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times</strong></small>

18th Ward aldermanic candidate Chuks Onyezia | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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