With less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime.
The City Council has approved a new map for Chicago’s 50 wards, as required following the 2010 Census.
Several Chicago communities will be closely watching a special session of the City Council Thursday, as aldermen try to map out new ward boundaries.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for Thursday for consideration of a new map of the city’s 50 wards.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still publicly keeping clear of the fight among Chicago aldermen to redraw ward boundaries.
Black and Latino aldermen are backing competing plans and heading for a floor fight in the Chicago ward remap effort.
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.
Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Black Caucus.