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Radio Extra: Offensive Tweets Land 43rd Ward Candidate in Hot Water

By  Jon Hansen and Paul Biasco | February 13, 2015 10:57am 

 Jen Kramer, a candidate for alderman in the 43rd Ward. She is director of entertainment and special events for Navy Pier Inc. and the previous president of Special Olympics Chicago, where she served on the board since 2002.
Jen Kramer, a candidate for alderman in the 43rd Ward. She is director of entertainment and special events for Navy Pier Inc. and the previous president of Special Olympics Chicago, where she served on the board since 2002.
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LINCOLN PARK — A civil rights group is calling out 43rd Ward candidate Jen Kramer for a series of tweets sent from her personal Twitter handle that the group said are offensive.

The more than a dozen tweets from Kramer's personal account include racial references to a pedicurist and driving in Cabrini-Green, among others.

The tweets were brought to light by The Civil Rights Agenda, a civil rights advocacy organization founded by Jacob Meister.

On this DNAinfo Radio Extra, Paul Biasco says Kramer owned up to the tweets and apologized:

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