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43rd Ward public safety forum tackles crime reduction

Alderman Michele Smith of the 43rd Ward.
October 4, 2020

Public safety in the city of Chicago has been a hotbed for conversation as civil unrest has gripped the city — and nation. Discussions regarding Covid-19, police reform and redistribution, methods of...

Caroline Vickrey concedes 43rd Ward aldermanic race

April 14, 2015

Ald. Michele Smith declared victory Tuesday in the race for 43rd Ward alderman after challenger Caroline Vickrey conceded earlier in the day, a week after the polls closed. The race was one of...

Aldermanic race in 43rd Ward remains unfinished

Aldermanic race in 43rd Ward remains unfinished
April 12, 2015

The 43rd Ward is still without a winner this week as Ald. Michele Smith leads challenger Caroline Vickrey by a mere 86 votes as absentee ballots are still being counted. Both sides have held off on...

Eighty-one votes separate Ald. Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey in 43rd Ward race

Eighty-one votes separate Ald. Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey in 43rd Ward race
April 8, 2015

The contentious race for 43rd Ward alderman did not conclusively end election night, but Ald. Michele Smith now leads the 43rd Ward race against challenger Caroline Vickrey by 81 votes as of Friday...

Finish line near in heated 43rd Ward runoff

43rd Ward election results

•  Michele Smith - 41.7 percent (red)
•  Caroline Vickrey - 35.8 (blue)
•  Jen Kramer - 16.7 
•  Jerry Quandt - 5.9

*Outlined precincts indicate where candidate won more than 50 percent of vote
April 5, 2015

The runoff campaign for mayor and 18 seats on the city council is near the end as voters go to the polls this Tuesday. In the 43rd Ward, this will mean the end of a bitter and personal campaign between...

Michele Smith, Caroline Vickrey debate in 43rd Ward race

The 43rd Ward aldermanic debate between incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and challenger Caroline Vickrey was held at the Steppenwolf Theater on Monday. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)
March 17, 2015

The gloves came off in the race for 43rd Ward alderman as incumbent Ald. Michele Smith accused challenger Caroline Vickrey of not paying her “fair share” of property taxes on her home as the two...

Kramer proud of campaign despite loss in 43rd Ward

Kramer proud of campaign despite loss in 43rd Ward
February 25, 2015

In a heated race for the Alderman seat in Lincoln Park's 43rd Ward, first-time candidate Jennifer “Jen” Kramer couldn't get enough votes to bring her to a potential runoff. At her election night party,...

Challenger Caroline Vickrey pushes for development reform in 43rd Ward

Caroline Vickrey speaks at an event in January at DePaul during her campaign against 43rd Ward incumbent Ald. Michele Smith. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)
February 22, 2015

Lincoln Park is at a crossroads. While not facing as severe of problems compared with crime-ridden and economically depressed South and West side neighborhoods, the wealthy residents of the lakeside...

Ald. Michele Smith makes case for 43rd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith at a desk at the 43rd Ward Democrats office. In addition to being alderman, Smith serves as Democratic committeeman for the ward. She is facing three opponents in the election Feb. 24. (Brenden Moore / The DePaulia)
February 15, 2015

Despite her extensive record, divided ward makes runoff a possibility In lush Ward 43, with its luxury housing that hugs its tree-lined streets in the company of the largest Catholic university...

Demanding answers: Lincoln Park residents scrutinize 43rd ward alderman candidates

Demanding answers: Lincoln Park residents scrutinize 43rd ward alderman candidates
January 14, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='8530'] Lincoln Park residents crowded the small stage at the St. Vincent DePaul Center last Tuesday for the 43rd ward alderman debate, just weeks before the city election Feb....

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