Lee Swan

Man Charged With Impersonating Alderman In Scheme To Raise Money

A West Garfield Park neighborhood man apparently believed he looked enough like an alderman – or that enough people had no clue what the alderman in question looked like – to go around impersonating the city lawmaker.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Ed Vrdolyak

Vrdolyak Released From Home Confinement Early

Former alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak is completely free, after being released from home imprisonment three months ahead of time.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

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

Mayor Emanuel Stays Out Of Ward Remap Scuffle

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


Ed Vrdolyak

Vrdolyak Released From Prison

Former Chicago alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak will be released from prison Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

City Hall

Back Of The Yards Residents Want One Alderman, Not Five

Community activists in the Back of the Yards neighborhood says they’re not asking for much. They want one alderman.

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2011

Ald. Ameya Pawar

Freshman Alderman Basks In Glow Of Historic Day

Nothing could dampen Ald. Ameya Pawar’s enthusiasm over his first city council meeting –not even his inability to get into his City Hall office because it wasn’t quite ready.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Outgoing Ald. Bernard Stone at his final City Council meeting. (CBS)

Changing Of The Guard As Old Aldermen Say Farewell

It was certainly no ordinary Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Ald. Helen Shiller

Outgoing Alderman Shiller Closes Ward Office

Some outgoing aldermen may be forced to cut back on their spending for the next two weeks, and some are scaling back operations.

WBBM Newsradio–04/29/2011

Molly Phelan, James Cappleman

Cappleman To Replace Shiller In Uptown’s 46th

Social worker James Cappleman will succeed 24-year veteran Ald. Helen Shiller to represent the Uptown neighborhood’s 46th Ward in the City council.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Roderick Sawyer and Freddrenna Lyle

Lyle Loses Tight Race To Sawyer In 6th Ward

Four incumbent Chicago aldermen lost their bids for re-election in Tuesday’s runoffs and the tightest of those contests was in the 6th Ward, where Ald. Freddrenna Lyle lost out to Roderick Sawyer, the son of former Mayor Eugene Sawyer.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

45th Ward Race Too Close To Call

Several aldermanic contests were quite close, and one, in the 45th Ward, is expected to require a recount.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Bernard Stone, Debra Silverstein

Silverstein’s Victory Ends Stone’s Long Run

After nearly 40 years and plenty of controversies, Bernard Stone is out as alderman of the West Rogers Park neighborhood’s 50th Ward.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Nicholas Sposato

Ald.-Elect Sposato: ‘All The Hard Work Paid Off’

A little-known Chicago firefighter will soon take over as alderman of the Northwest Side’s 36th Ward, after an upset victory Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Four incumbent Chicago aldermen (clockwise from top left) Bernard Stone (50th), John Rice (36th), Freddrenna Lyle (6th), Sharon Dixon (24th) appeared headed for losses during the runoff election on April 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Four Incumbent Aldermen Fall In Runoffs

Four incumbent Chicago aldermen have lost their bids for another term, or were trailing late in the polls on Tuesday, including Bernie Stone (50th), the council’s oldest member.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Bernard Stone, Debra Silverstein

Stone, Silverstein Fight For West Rogers Park

Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) has represented the West Rogers Park neighborhood in the City Council for nearly four decades, but now, he is in the fight of his political life to keep his seat.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Rahm Emanuel at Save-A-Lot

Emanuel Seeking ‘Partners’ In Aldermanic Runoff Races

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s looking for partners in tomorrow’s aldermanic runoff elections, candidates who share his views of reform of city government.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Many New Faces Coming To City Council

This week’s elections will usher in a new look for the Chicago City Council, even if all the incumbents on the ballot win.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Last Day For Early Voting In Runoff Elections

If you’re a city resident, and your alderman didn’t win a seat outright in the election last month, this is the last day to vote early for the runoff.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Bernard Stone, Debra Silverstein

Ald. Stone In Runoff For Second Time

For the second consecutive time, Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) has been forced into a runoff with a challenger.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011

Ameya Pawar

47th Ward Winner Will Be First Indian-American Alderman

Northwestern University emergency management staffer Ameya Pawar defeated the handpicked candidate to replace Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th) Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011