The Chicago Defender is taking a weekly look at the accomplishments and activities of the aldermen serving predominantly African American neighborhoods within the greater South and West sides of Chicago.

Pat Dowell has served the 3rd Ward as alderman since 2007.

Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood: 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale.
 Chicago’s West Side and 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin.
Fifth Ward Ald. Leslie Hairston and sections of the Jackson Park, Woodlawn, Parkway Gardens, Grand Crossing, and South Shore neighborhoods.