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Mayor Emanuel Stays Out Of Ward Remap Scuffle

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.

If there’s one thing aldermen do agree on, it’s that redrawing the ward map is putting African-American and Latino Aldermen at odds.

Population shifts mean Chicago will have more predominately Hispanic wards.


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One proposed map would add three Latino wards, for a total of 13. Black Wards would drop from 19 to 17. But, without an agreement, there could be an expensive referendum campaign or even court action

Mayor Emanuel says he’s NOT going to weigh in right now.

He says he expects there will be an agreement. Some Aldermen aren’t so sure.

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