Community activists in the Back of the Yards neighborhood says they’re not asking for much. They want one alderman.
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.
It was certainly no ordinary Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Some outgoing aldermen may be forced to cut back on their spending for the next two weeks, and some are scaling back operations.
Social worker James Cappleman will succeed 24-year veteran Ald. Helen Shiller to represent the Uptown neighborhood’s 46th Ward in the City council.
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.
Several aldermanic contests were quite close, and one, in the 45th Ward, is expected to require a recount.
After nearly 40 years and plenty of controversies, Bernard Stone is out as alderman of the West Rogers Park neighborhood’s 50th Ward.
A little-known Chicago firefighter will soon take over as alderman of the Northwest Side’s 36th Ward, after an upset victory Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s elections will usher in a new look for the Chicago City Council, even if all the incumbents on the ballot win.
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.
For the second consecutive time, Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) has been forced into a runoff with a challenger.
Northwestern University emergency management staffer Ameya Pawar defeated the handpicked candidate to replace Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th) Tuesday night.
A social worker and an attorney will meet again on April 5 in the battle to replace Helen Shiller as 46th Ward alderman.
Tomorrow’s municipal elections will be history-making in a number of ways.
Incumbent Ald. Scott Waguespack is crying foul over a negative “robo” call to voters purportedly from a Chicago police officer.
The alderman, who represents the Lincoln Square neighborhood, reportedly has his eye on a new job: county tax reviewer.