Candidates in April’s election whose wards include portions of downtown Evanston debated the future of the area at a forum Tuesday night.

The frequent claim by development opponents that aldermen who favor development have shown favoratism to developers was trotted out by would-be 1st Ward alderman Judy Fiske, which drew a sharp rejoinder from Alderman Lionel Jean-Baptiste, 2nd Ward.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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