Editorial: Our choices for Chicago City Council: Wards 1-6

Thursday, January 31, 2019

4th Ward: Stretching from downtown Chicago beyond 47th Street along the lakefront, this ward requires a nimble touch. The alderman must juggle a diverse constituency. Freshman Ald. Sophia King, former president of the Kenwood Park Advisory Council, has done that. One of the council’s newest members, King is a proponent of a stronger City Council and parliamentary rule changes that would loosen the grip of the mayor on the council. She says aldermen should have to reveal conflicts of interest, not just abstain from voting on them. We’re counting on her to push for those much-needed changes. King faces a rematch with Ebony Lucas, an attorney who challenged her during a special ward election in 2017. King is endorsed.