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Who I Am

I am Ebony Lucas and I am running for Alderman of the 4th Ward in Chicago. I am running because I have the vision, knowledge, and experience to bring the development, access to resources, open communication, and accountability that 4th ward residents deserve.  As a mother of 4 children, attorney, and small business owner, I am  vested in the success of the 4th Ward and the City of Chicago.

I have demonstrated my commitment to the community throughout my career.  After graduating from University of Michigan in Elementary Education, I taught first grade with Teach for America.  I continued my education obtaining a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Case Western University and worked as a fundraiser for United Way and Mercy Education Project, a women’s literacy program.  Desiring to have a larger impact on my community, I returned to University of Michigan and completed my law degree in 2004.  For the past 8 years, I have practiced real estate law fighting for distressed homeowners and condominium associations in the 4th ward and throughout the city.

In addition to my work as an attorney, I have been actively involved in the Dearborn Realtist Board providing education to first time home buyers.  I also started and am president of the 41st and Ellis Block Club.  I am president of the Mandrake Park Advisory council and have been instrumental in increasing programming, visibility, and cleanliness of the park.  I am a sponsor of the Hyde Park Kenwood Legends baseball team; 4th on 53rdParade, Committee Member; and have been a member of local community organizations including BARCC and CCoB.

As Alderman, I will:

  • Increase safety and improve community relationships by ensuring access to city resources and increase collaboration between the schools, park district, police department, and community based organizations.
  • Market under-developed areas of the Ward and provide resources for business development and job creation.
  • Increase opportunities for exposure to arts, music, foreign language, science, academic games, and sports for public school students.
  • Support programs and be responsive to the needs of seniors, veterans, and residents with special needs.
  • Develop a community advisory board and hold weekly town hall meetings to provide opportunities for resident input, ongoing communication, follow up, and collaboration to keep residents engaged in the operations of the 4th Ward and Chicago City Council.


Event Calendar

In The News

Here's Your 4th Ward Voter Guide For Tuesday's Aldermanic Election

February 24TH, 2017


KENWOOD — Voters will get a special chance to pick the next 4th Ward alderman on Tuesday while the rest of the city waits for full elections in 2019.



HPKCC hosts 4th Ward Candidates forum

February 4TH, 2017


With just a few weeks way from the special election, the five candidates running for 4th Ward Alderman took part in a forum earlier today, Feb. 4, hosted by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.


During Saturday’s forum the five candidates Ald. Sophia King (4th), Marcellus H. Moore, Jr., Gerald Scott McCarthy, Ebony Lucas and Gregory Livingston answered questions about safety, public schools, public transit, affordable housing and new development.



4th Ward Candidates Face Voters In First of 6 Forums

February 3RD, 2017


HYDE PARK — The five candidates in the 4th Ward aldermanic race began a monthlong gauntlet of forums Wednesday night with each trying to strike a lasting impression on voters in the quick and crowded race.


All five candidates — interim Ald. Sophia King, Ebony Lucas, Gerald Scott McCarthy, Gregory Seal Livingston and Marcellus Moore Jr. — came into Wednesday’s forum at the Newport Condominium Association, 4800 S. Chicago Beach Drive, with the cordiality of first-time campaigners.




Obama Endorses 4th Ward Alderman Incumbent

January 30TH, 2017


CHICAGO (WLS) -- An apparent endorsement from former President Barack Obama has triggered a controversy in a special election on Chicago's South Side.



Ebony has been doing big things in the community for years.




Race For 4th Ward Special Election Heats Up With First Forum Scheduled SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2016 KENWOOD — The February special election to replace former Ald. Will Burns (4th) is already heating up, with the first candidates forum scheduled as more candidates jump into the race. Aug. 30 marked the first day for candidates to begin circulating petitions to get on the Feb. 28 ballot for a special election to replace Burns, who stepped down in February for a job at AirBnB. He was replaced by Sophia King until a special election can be held Feb. 28, 2017.
Community members announce run for 4th Ward Alderman AUGUST 10TH, 2016 The special election for the 4th Ward Alderman is still six months away, but candidates are already lining up in hopes of landing on the Feb. 28 ballot. Former alderman Will Burns resigned in March, and since then, community members have been focusing on the future aldermanic leadership for the 4th Ward, which covers parts of the South Loop, Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park. Three community members have announced their plans to run in the special election and are eager to start getting those signatures on their nomination papers come Aug. 30.

Meet Grow Your Value finalist Ebony Lucas

OCTOBER 22ND, 2015


Photo Gallery

South Loop Neighbors Candidate Forum

Feb. 8th, 2017

GAP Community Candidate Forum

Feb. 9th, 2017

Valentine's Day Senior Social Feb. 10th, 2017

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce 96th Annual Awards Dinner Nov. 10th, 2016

Election Day Nov. 9th, 2016

Mandrake Park Pumpkin Patch Oct. 29th, 2016

Selfies with the Seniors

Chicago Community loan Fund 25th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 20th, 2016

Evening with jazz artist Maggie Brown Oct. 15th, 2016

Mariano's Bronzeville Grand Opening Oct. 10th, 2016

Wendell Phillips High School Football State Champs 2016

Join Me And Make A Difference

We have great opportunities to get involved in the campaign and serve the 4th Ward community!

Host A Meet and Greet


Host a meeting in your home with 4th ward neighbors and friends to discuss community solutions.

Host A Fundraiser


This campaign cannot be successful without financing. Host a fundraiser to help Ebony Lucas get elected!

Canvas with the Candidate


Join us as we set out to collect signatures, meet neighbors, and encourage them to get out and vote!

Work at the Campaign Office


Volunteer to call neighbors, answer calls, and service community members in the campaign office. Opportunities available after September 1, 2016

Ebony Asks...

Ebony wants to know your concerns and what impact you want your Alderman to have on the 4th Ward. Send your answers directly to Ebony!

"What would you like the Alderman to do on your block?"

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