48th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum & Survey Results

Hear the candidates for the 48th Ward share their views on various topics, ranging from economic development to transportation and sustainability.

Saturday, January 14th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Group discussions will begin at 1:15 pm

Broadway Armory Gymnasium

5917 North Broadway


The results of the 48th Ward block club coalition survey are now available. Thanks to all ten candidates who responded to the survey, which included more than 30 questions addressing governing style, city finances, economic development, environment, housing, public safety, and transportation. You can learn more about the survey and how it was created at the end of this message.

Download the list of questions, the combined responses, and the individual candidate responses in PDF and Excel format from this Google Drive.

Compare candidate responses, side-by-side in your browser, in this Google Sheet. If you have trouble accessing the file, you can view the file as web page, or download the Excel file from the Google Drive.

About the survey:

This survey was developed with the support of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, neighbors from across the ward, and local non-profits. A coalition of block clubs (see below) came together to help neighbors learn more about the candidates ahead of the January 14th Candidate Forum, which will take place from 1-3pm at the Edgewater Armory. The forum is being co-hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, and Uptown United.

Block club coalition:

– BARGE Neighbors (BARGE)

– Edgewater Neighbors North (ENN)

– Edgewater Glen Association (EGA)

– Edgewater Triangle Neighbors Association (ETNA)

– Every Person Is Concerned (EPIC)

– Lakewood Balmoral Residents Council (LBRC)

EGA Oct 10th Public Meeting Announcement

The Edgewater Glen Association’s annual public meeting will be held on Monday, October 10th, at Saint Gertrude’s Church Social Hall (1401 Granville) at 7:00 pm.
The evening will feature Alderman Harry Osterman, Raven Theatre Managing Director Markie Gray, and special announcements about opportunities to meet candidates running for 48th Ward Alderman.

We welcome you to come and share your thoughts and concerns about the neighborhood.

Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come early and chat!

EGA Fall Plant Swap Saturday, September 17th

Fall is a great time to divide or transplant irises, peonies, and many other plants that enjoy cooler temps and rainier weather. On Sat., Sept. 17th, we’ll hold our Fall Plant Swap from 10 am til noon in the back yard at 1420 W. Glenlake(6100N), weather permitting. The rain delay date is Sunday, Sept. 18th, same time & place.

Share plants and gardening paraphernalia and meet your gardening neighbors. Even if you don’t have anything to share, we usually have plenty of leftovers that need a home. Hope to see you!

For more info, contact Kim Kaulas at kaulas@rcn.com or 773-368-3949.