In a race that dislodged Chicago’s second-longest serving member of City Council, Alderman Bernard L. Stone lost his seat of nearly 38 years to a political newcomer. Debra Silverstein, a certified public accountant, swept the ward with 62 percent of the vote, against Stone’s 38 percent.
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.