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Chicago's 'Rebel' Alderman Talks His Caucus & His Cause

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

Does Chicago's City Council have a rebel on its hands? Currently, the council of 50 -- between its historian alderman, its "hipster" alderman, its ...

Rahm's Infrastructure Plan Criticized Ahead Of City Council Vote

Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

A number of Chicago aldermen and community activists alike are ramping up criticism of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion "new Chicago" infrastructure pl...

Supporters Of Historic Theater Fight For Landmark Status

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

The historic Portage Theater, which may be closed and taken over by an area church, may be getting the lifeline it needs to remain a movie house geare...

With Absentee Votes Counted, 45th Ward Appears Decided

Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: John Garrido has decided not to seek a recount, conceding the 45th Ward race to rival John Arena, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He reporte...

Will Guzzardi

Too Close To Call In 45th Ward? Depends On Who You Ask | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

As far as political close calls go, the aldermanic runoff in the 45th Ward is about as good as it gets. The unofficial tally currently pegs candida...