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Election 2011 Thu Feb 10 2011
The Chicago Tribune follows the endeavors of three young men running for office for Alderman in the municipal elections:
In Chicago, a town that loves its politics almost as much as its sports, these three young aldermanic candidates are going against the contrary belief that young people are uninvolved and don't care. Khaliq Muhammad, Devon Reid and John Kozlar hit the campaign trail in hopes of spreading the word and changing their community.
Muhammad is running as a write-in candidate in the 7th Ward [Muhammad's campaign Facebook page], Reid is running in the 26th Ward [Reid's campaign website], and finally Kozlar is running in the 11th Ward [Kozlar's campaign Facebook page]. Yeah that's right he's running in the home ward of the Daley machine.
I could dismiss these young men as being too young for what they're doing. All the same I admire their willingness to get out there and make a difference. They can be examples for young people around the city although being an Alderman isn't the only way to make a difference. Hopefully this vid will not be the last Chicago or our state will ever see of these young men.