Dick Mell

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

Ald. Mell Denies Report He Is Stepping Down

Longtime alderman Dick Mell is planning to retire and wants his daughter to succeed him, according to a published report.


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Bicyclists Blast Proposal To License Riders

Ald Richard Mell (33) is suggesting that the city of Chicago should license bicycle riders — and ticket them when break traffic laws.