Voters came out on the South Side Tuesday.
Eight students from the 6th Ward were recognized for their hard work.
Thompson, 58, suffered sudden heart failure Monday, her 16th Ward Office said.
Development, jobs and what to do with vacant schools were among the topics.
Candidates from the 6th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 20th wards will share their platforms at the event.
The nonprofit Gathering Point Community Council will host its first jazz event for seniors on Saturday.
Tougher penalties for murders among suggestions discussed at Monday's community forum.
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