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Getting Meta in the 46th Ward

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 15, 2011 8:35PM

Image via Uptown Update.

46th Ward Ald. Helen Shiller is a lame duck alderman. The candidates to succeed her in the runoff election, James Cappleman and Molly Phelan, are running as much against Shiller's record as each other. Shiller is (wisely) not endorsing either of them, and a Shiller endorsement may be seen by the candidates and some voters in the 46th Ward as an albatross they don't want around their necks. But Shiller is co-moderating (with 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney) a forum between Cappleman and Phelan March 28 at Truman College that we're going to make a note to attend, and we don't even live in the 46th. This forum has the possibility to show the ugly side of democracy. (h/t Uptown Update)