Loyola Phoenix, January 28, 2018: Loyola Senior Announces Run for Alderman
Loyola senior Ugochukwu Okere, 21, announced his campaign to run for alderman of the 40th Ward in the 2019 elections Saturday night.
Okere will be running against Patrick O’Connor, the current 40th Ward alderman who’s held the position since 1983. The 40th Ward includes neighborhoods such as Lincoln Square, Edgewater and West Andersonville.
Okere’s event, titled “Ugo’s BIG Political Announcement,” brought in a crowd of about 120 people at Steingold’s of Chicago deli in Ravenswood and centered around the theme of millennial politics.