Early voting is already underway for the special municipal election for alderman of the 4th Ward, and transportation issues are front and center.
Residents of the 4th Ward can vote early through Feb. 27 or on election day, Feb. 28. Active Trans contacted all five candidates to get their views on biking, walking and public transit issues in order to inform 4th Ward voters.
The special election is being held to replace Will Burns, who stepped down as alderman last March. Mayor Emanuel appointed Sophia King to serve as interim alderman and now she’s in the race to keep the seat.
Chicago's 4th Ward spans from the South Loop to Hyde Park, including the communities of Grand Boulevard, Douglas, The Gap, Bronzeville, Printers Row, Oakland, Kenwood, and North Kenwood. You...