(Photo courtesy of Malcolm Crawford)

The Illinois Alliance held its first forum called “So you want to run for political office?” Sunday Oct. 5 at Sankofa Cultural Arts Center.

Sunday’s forum was designed, according to a news release, to “educate candidates as well as the community about the election process.” 

Former 29th Ward alderman Isaac Carothers, the leader of Illinois Alliance, moderated the forum. The panel for the event consisted of Water Reclamation Vice Chairman Barbara McGowan, Rep. Camille Lilly (78th), Cook County Commissioner- Elect Richard Boykin, Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) and AAABNA Director Malcolm Crawford.