Meet alderman candidates Wednesday

Aldermanic candidates for the 1st and 32nd Wards will present their platforms and respond to hot political topics from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne.

The format will include a five minute introduction and political statement by each of the candidates, according to Ed Tamminga, president of the sponsoring Wicker Park Committee. Prepared questions will follow, which each candidate will answer within two minutes. Questions will be addressed in the order candidates appears on the city candidates' list:

1st Ward: Ald. Joe Moreno, Ronald Baltierra (to be confirmed), Deborah Lopez.

32nd Ward: David Pavlik, Ald. Scott Waguespack, Brian Gorman, Bryan Lynch.

Rebuttal comments will be allowed at the discretion of the moderator. The forum will opened to audience questions following the prepared questions.

These topics should be expected, Tamminga said: city finances, Chicago school system/ vouchers/ charter schools; landmark districts, tax increment funds, Grant Park children’s museum, city service privatization, mayor-council relationship, and zoning & aldermanic privilege.

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