Patrick Daley Thompson
Eighteen aldermanic races saw runoffs Tuesday following the February election. In many of this week’s contests, incumbents associated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel were forced to defend their seats.
The first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.
Ald. James Balcer (11th) on Tuesday vehemently denied he was being forced out of his seat on the City Council to make way for a third generation of the Daley family, blaming an ongoing struggle with vertigo and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley saved thousands of dollars because one of his properties wrongly received an exemption. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.