Election 2015: 1st Ward alderman candidates discuss the issues

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The 1st Ward is diverse, according to Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno.

But has Moreno “done a good job bringing that together,” as he says?

Or is it true that “the community finds him to be very divisive,” as his former aldermanic aide Ronda Locke claims?

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That was part of the discussion when the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board met with the four candidates running for alderman in the 1st Ward at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, ahead of the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24. Candidates also discussed the closure of a police station in the ward, their support for an elected school board and possible solutions to the city’s pension crisis.

The 1st Ward includes Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park and more.

You can hear from the candidates in their own words and read highlights of the discussion, below.

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<strong><small>Alderman Joe Moreno is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times</small></strong>

Alderman Joe Moreno is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

<strong><small>Ronda Locke is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times</small></strong>

Ronda Locke is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

<strong><small>Anne Shaw is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times</small></strong>

Anne Shaw is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

<strong><small>Andrew Hamilton is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times</small></strong>

Andrew Hamilton is an aldermanic candidate for the 1st Ward in the City of Chicago. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

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