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Ex-cons ask voters for 2nd chance

Date: February 17, 2003
QUOTE: "I made a mistake but I can come back out and tell people, `This is where I did wrong, but look at me now,'" said Harold "Noonie" Ward, once a high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples who was convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver in 1991.

ABSTRACT: This article discusses the fate of four would be Chicago City council members who are able to run for office despite their prior criminal convictions. Tow additional former council members are restricted from running due to their continued court supervision.
--- Maurice Vann

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