As the dust settles on Tuesday’s Aldermanic run-off elections, the lingering question remains: How will this new crew of lawmakers interact with Chicago’s new mayor?Former iterations of the City Council have been accused rubber-stamping outgoing Mayor Richard M.
The fourteen aldermanic run-off elections scheduled for April will have a big impact on the make-up of the Chicago City Council. So it's no surprise that Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel is wading deep into the runoff pool.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is explaining why he's forming a committee that will help fund candidates in Chicago runoff elections. Emanuel's political action committee will be technically separate from his campaign.
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?
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has named three interim members of the City Council to serve until next month's election -including the son of a former alderman.At a news conference Wednesday, Daley introduced Timothy Cullerton to replace Tom Allen, who left to become a judge.