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With a forum for candidates in next April’s election scheduled for tonight, we’ve learned that a fourth candidate has joined the race for 5th Ward alderman.

Misty Witenberg, describes herself as a  social justice and equality activist, and an advocate for children and working families, vulnerable minorities and women’s health issues.

She serves as a three-time volunteer leader for Evanston Girl Scouts and is the mother of three children who attend ETHS, Lincolnwood Elementary and Childtime Learning Center.

Witenberg is a web content strategist and former journalist and has served as a staff editor for SHAPE, Fit Pregnancy, and Mom & Baby magazines.

Other candidates seeking to succeed the retiring Delores Holmes as 5th Ward alderman are Daneil Featherson, Carolyn Murray and Robin Rue Simmons.

Tonight’s event for all the city’s aldermanic, mayoral and city clerk candidates is being held at Reba Place Church, 620 Madison St., from 7 to 9 p.m.

Organizer Dan Coyne says there’ll be Hoosier Mama Pie and Yo Fresh Yogurt as a sweetener for residents to join in the discussion.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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