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47th Ward Pol Charged WIth Election-Night Battery After Candidate Lost

Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

The 47th Ward, a district that covers parts of Ravenswood and Lakeview north and west of Wrigley Field, was home to the biggest political surprise of ...

The Biggest Upset of the Chicago Elections

Kyle Hillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Ameya Pawar will become the first Indian-American to become a Chicago alderman, having been outmanned, outspent, and running against the incumbent alderman's handpicked successor.

Aldermania! The Cirque De Silly Is Back In Town

Chicago Reader | January 14, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day late last summer, Tom Courtney came up with the preposterous notion of running for alderman of the 27th Ward. He'd be a 37-year-old white g...

After 35 Years, Veteran Alderman Steps Aside

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The clearing of the decks at the Chicago City Council continues this week, as one of the longest-serving aldermen announced he would drop out of the r...

Berrios Fights Back Against Disloyal Democrat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Berrios won election to the Cook County Assessor's seat in November, fending off a heated challenge from Independent Forrest Claypool, a longtime ...

Millennium Park Seating Should Be Reserved For Chicago Residents: Alderman

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fed up with suburbanites who park their fannies in Millennium Park's 4,000 seats, a Northwest Side alderman on Wednesday suggested preferential seatin...

Top Daley Backer Hosting Stroger Re-Election Fundraiser

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's refusal to roll back the county sales tax has him at odds with Mayor Daley and his brother, County Commissi...

Retiring White Aldermen Could Upend City Council Power Balance

Chicago Daily Observer | Russ Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a correlation between color and clout in Chicago's 50-member city council. There are 23 white, 19 black, and eight Hispanic aldermen. But it'...

New CTA Brown Line Already Showing Signs Of Age

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA officials must be hoping that Brown Line riders hurrying to catch their trains won't pay too much attention to spots where corners were cut at reb...