Reached in person Thursday, Ald. James Cappleman tried to steer the conversation to other problems in his ward. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
A couple hundred people rallied at the Thompson Center in the Loop today, demanding that lawmakers make Illinois the tenth state to allow same-sex marriage.
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 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.
A social worker and an attorney will meet again on April 5 in the battle to replace Helen Shiller as 46th Ward alderman.
As many as 10 sitting Chicago aldermen appear headed into one-on-one runoff elections in April and four more open aldermanic races are headed towards runoffs between the top two contenders.
For the second time this week, candidates running for alderman in Chicago’s 46th Ward woke up to find smashed windows at their campaign offices.