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Ex-cop, award-winning rap star square off in 20th Ward

With less than a week remaining before the 20th Ward aldermanic race heads to what appears to be a dramatic conclusion, the two remaining combatants are pulling no punches in attempts to rally support behind their campaign and make pitches to an otherwise apathetic voter base.

In the Feb. 22 general election, just over 7,400 of the more than 23,000 registered voters in the ward cast ballots.

Former Chicago police officer Ald. Willie B. Cochran and hip hop artist and Grammy Award winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith touted lofty plans for improving the downtrodden ward from a harbinger of crime, underdevelopment and unemployment to a self-sufficient thriving area.

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