Five Fourth Ward candidates face off in today’s special aldermanic election to fill the vacancy left by Ald. Will Burns. Burns exited the City Council a day shy of one year ago to work for Airbnb, kicking off a somewhat closed-door process to find his replacement. In April, a five-member selection panel hand-picked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented three finalists out of a crowd of 18. Shortly after, the mayor announced Sophia King as his choice. She was unanimously approved by the City Council and sworn in on April 14.

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