Incumbent Ald. Sophia King during her interview in the Herald’s office. (Herald staff photo)
The election is Feb. 26, and the Herald has been studying and interviewing the candidates to determine who we think will best serve the 4th and 5th Wards.
In the 4th Ward incumbent Sophia King is opposed by challenger Ebony Lucas. Appointed in 2017 to replace Ald. Will Burns, King has demonstrated a deft touch juggling the diverse interests of her constituents in a ward that extends from the South Loop to 53rd Street. She is a clear advocate for the badly needed ethics reform within City Council. Her record indicates a strong commitment to improving education and educational facilities throughout the ward, and she has worked to increase minority participation in major construction projects. Her first two years are promising; she deserves a full term to show what she can do. The Herald endorses Ald. King.