Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) finds himself in the eye of a racially-charged political storm at the same time that he's facing an emotional family crisis.
Rod Blagojevich, Mell's estranged son-in-law, will find out later this week how much time he'll have to spend in prison away from Mell's daughter, Patti, and the alderman's two granddaughters.
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