BLOCK CLUB: South Side Ald. David Moore Endorses Colleague Ald. Sophia King For Mayor

“I think one of the things that she’ll be able to do that none of the other candidates would be able to achieve is, first and foremost, bringing the people together that need to be at the table to solve these ills that we have in Chicago,” Moore said. “No one person can do it […]


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SUN TIMES: Ald. Sophia King says Chicago needs a mayor who can represent the ‘entire city — not just segregated parts’ of it

“There is a lot of dissension between the administration and the police and our teachers. With all of my colleagues leaving — 16 of us — we’re at a pivotal point. We really need some stability in this city,” mayoral challenger Sophia King told the City Club of Chicago.



CBS NEWS: In run for mayor, Ald. Sophia King wants to rebuild bridges she says Mayor Lightfoot burned

“We have a plan that puts 50% more officers in the communities, in all of the communities, because they’re all being plagued with violence,” she said. King said she plans to increase police patrols by switching to a two-shift system, meaning officers would work 10 hours a day four days a week – rather than […]



BLOCK CLUB: Sophia King Has Holistic Plans To Address Crime And Schools — And Wants A Bid Whist Tournament In Chicago

“The 4th Ward is like a microcosm of the city,” King said in an interview with Block Club Chicago on Monday. “I represent from Downtown, which has all the amenities, like Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Grand Park, museum campus and five times as much lakefront as anyone else. But I also have some of the […]


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CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Friend of the Obamas, Ald. Sophia King hopes to defuse tension in city

King said she would Chicago Police Supt. David Brown, give “burned-out, overscheduled and underappreciated” officers more time off and create incentives needed to fill more than 1,400 sworn police vacancies. In the video announcing her campaign for mayor, 4th Ward Ald. Sophia King targeted what she believes are Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s most glaring weaknesses: violent […]



SUN TIMES: Mayoral candidate Sophia King unveils education plan

King, who represents the 4th Ward on the Chicago City Council, was a chemistry teacher at the Latin School of Chicago and helped found Ariel Community Academy in North Kenwood-Oakland. Mayoral challenger Sophia King has a grand plan to breathe new life into a Chicago Public Schools system that has been hemorrhaging students — with […]




Chicago’s minimum wage would increase to $15 in 2021, four years earlier than in the rest of the state, under a proposal aldermen introduced to the City Council on Wednesday. South Side Ald. Sophia King, 4th, said the higher cost of living in the city than downstate makes the quicker bump necessary. “That is why […]

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