Ald. Dick Mell

Ald. Dick Mell is retiring after nearly 40 years in City Council. (CBS))

Ald. Mell Reflects On Decades In Politics

Retiring Chicago Alderman Dick Mell says his falling out with son-in-law Rod Blagojevich and the former Illinois governor’s imprisonment for corruption continue to weigh heavily on him.


Ald. Richard Mell (CBS File Photo)

Longtime Ald. Dick Mell Retires

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has accepted veteran Ald. Dick Mell’s resignation.


A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council Panel OKs Revised Speed Camera Plan

For the second time in as many days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has softened his stance on a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? Maybe

Efforts to resolve differences over a new Aldermanic ward map broke down along racial lines Thursday, but top City Council officials say they’re hopeful they can reach agreement on a new plan floated this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Report: Ald. Mell Gets Into Heated, Racially-Tinged Argument At City Hall

A published report is shedding light on a reported angry confrontation recently at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011