Ald. Richard Mell
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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has accepted veteran Ald. Dick Mell’s resignation.
Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested he was not all that concerned that aldermen had balked at his proposed ethics reforms for the City Council.
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.
A published report is shedding light on a reported angry confrontation recently at City Hall.
Public hearings are expected to start Wednesday night on re-mapping Chicago’s 50 aldermanic wards.
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.