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Ald. Richard Mell

Deb Mell is sworn in as alderman of Chicago's 33rd Ward on July 24, 2013, as her wife Christin Baker holds a Bible for her oath of office. (Credit: CBS)

Deb Mell Replaces Father On City Council, With ‘Something To Prove’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially tapped state Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) to replace her father, retiring Ald. Dick Mell (33rd), on the City Council.

07/24/2013

State Rep. Deb Mell (Source: Facebook)

Mayor: No Guarantee Deb Mell Will Get Her Dad’s Council Seat

Mayor Rahm Emanuel had high praise for state Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) on Tuesday, but said she has no guarantee she’ll replace her father, retiring Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), on the Chicago City Council.

07/10/2013

Ald. Richard Mell (CBS File Photo)

Longtime Ald. Dick Mell Retires

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

07/03/2013

Home Foreclosure (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Aldermen Backing Ordinance To Protect Renters After Foreclosures

Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Block Mayor’s Ethics Reforms, For Now

Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested he was not all that concerned that aldermen had balked at his proposed ethics reforms for the City Council.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2013

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, at left, and his father-in-law, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd), at Blagojevich's 2003 inauguration. (CBS File Photo)

Mell And Blagojevich Reconcile After Longtime Feud

On the day former Gov. Rod Blagojevich began serving his prison sentence, his father-in-law, Ald. Richard Mell (3rd) said the two have reconciled, nearly seven years after a public and nasty falling-out.

CBS 2–03/15/2012

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

City Hall

Public Hearings To Begin For Ward Remap Process

Public hearings are expected to start Wednesday night on re-mapping Chicago’s 50 aldermanic wards.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

(Jed Jacobsohn/ Getty Images)

Alderman Calls For License Requirement For Bicyclists

If one alderman has his way, the city might soon ask bike riders to pony up money for the privilege of riding on Chicago streets.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011