Election 2015: 17th 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 17th Ward to talk about the key issues facing their community — and what they’d do to improve things.

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The 17th Ward includes the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

All three candidates participated: David H. Moore, Glenda Franklin and James E. Dukes.

Main topics of conversation were their plans for economic development within the ward and where money for more police would come from.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DISCUSSION:


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