Ald. Patrick O'Connor talks new position of power in City Council

June 9, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Ald. Pat O’Connor serves the 40th Ward on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election is a big transition for many Chicagoans. But with all the problems facing Chicago, the introductory period is, for the most part, over.

Eight Forty-Eight plans on doing regular check-ins during the first 100 days of the Emanuel administration, for a series called The First 100. The series will convene the day after City Council meetings.

But first, host Alison Cuddy spoke to one of the stewards of change: 40th ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor. The long-time Alderman has a new post as Chairman of the Committee on Audit and Workforce Development.