Advocacy groups are threatening litigation, arguing that the new district lines under-represent their constituencies.
Fourth Ward Alderman Will Burns (A.B. ’95, A.M. ’98) held a community meeting at the Congregation Rodfei Zekek on Tuesday addressing community concerns regarding the proposed closure of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) 21st District police station.
The six fourth ward candidates present found common ground in supporting the elections of school board members rather than their appointment by the mayor’s office.
Burns asked Preckwinkle not to recommend him after he learned from constituents that they often view appointments as an unfair advantage.
Many attendees of Saturday’s meeting wore Preckwinkle campaign buttons and questions for other speakers were interjected with messages of support for Preckwinkle.