The biggest economic news in Chicago this week may be what happens in politics.
On Tuesday voters in Chicago will choose almost a third of the city council. And for small business owners, that has big ramifications. They know their success can hinge on who their alderman is.
Politicians around the city are making their final push for votes in Chicago's mayoral and aldermanic races. The 26th ward on the city's west side is home to something of a David and Goliath story with an 18-year-old going up against an experienced politician.
The 2011 municipal election will bring change throughout City Hall -- only six out of 50 aldermen are running unopposed. But with many eyes on the city wide mayoral race who’s paying attention to what’s happening ward by ward?
Currently, there are 50 aldermen on city council—one for each ward. But according to one of "Eight Forty-Eight's" guests Monday, it could be smaller. Emily Miller is a policy and government affairs coordinator with watchdog organization the Better Government Association.