Does Ald. John Arena’s “adversarial” relationship with Mayor Rahm Emanuel keep the 45th Ward from getting needed services?
Do 45th Ward residents really want a “yes” man as alderman?
Those were some of the questions discussed when candidates for 45th Ward alderman met with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, ahead of the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24. They also discussed airport noise, as well as their plans for economic development and to solve the city’s pension crisis.
The 45th Ward includes Edgebrook, Forest Glen, Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park, Mayfair and Portage Park.
You can hear from the candidates in their own words and read highlights from the discussion, below.