Debate set for 29th Ward candidates Deborah Graham, Chris Taliaferro

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Attorney and former candidate Bob Galhotra will moderate a debate between Ald. Deborah Graham and Chicago Police Sgt. Chris Taliferro, the two top vote-getters who are facing off in the April 7 runoff.

The event will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Redeemer Church, 6740 W. North Ave. (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

The format of the 60-minute debate will consist of an opening statement, questions from the moderator, opportunities for candidates to pose questions to one another, and quick, rapid fire yes/no questions. Both candidates will be allowed a closing statement.

For more information, email Galhotra at

Next week’s events is one of several organized by a number of groups. Other events at which the 29th Ward candidates are expected to meet:

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Sankofa, 5820 W. Chicago (organized by the Westside chapter of the NAACP)
  • 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield Ave. (organized by the West Side League of Women Voters)

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