Chicago 2nd Ward runoff debate


Candidates in the Chicago runoff election for 2nd Ward alderman will face off March 24 at Columbus Elementary School. 1003 N. Leavitt St.

Crain’s Chicago Business political editor Greg Hinz and Chicago Tribune reporter Hal Dardick will moderate the forum.

Candidates in the April 7 election are the top two vote-getters in the six-way Feb. 24 primary race

  • Brian Hopkins - former aide to Cook County Commissioner John Daley.
  • Alyx Pattison - lawyer, local school council representative , former aide to Rep. Jan Schakowsky.

The format will allow open-ended questions with follow-up, as well as direct questions between the candidates. Propose questions for the panel at

The event is sponsored by the East Village Association, the Noble Square Home Owners Association, the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association and the Wicker Park Committee.

Ward boundaries stretch from Lake Shore Drive to Oakley Boulevard and Huron Street to Wrightwood Avenue. Mayoral candidate Robert W. “Bob” Fioretti is the incumbent.

Bring your neighbors: The debate will start at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Parking is available in the school lot across from the entrance. Please enter the building on the west.

CAN TV will be covering the event live. It will be seen on cable channel 27 and streamed at

Check your registration status, find your voting place and learn about early voting at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website.

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