There will be no Republicans on the newly elected Chicago City Council, and a retiring GOP alderman is putting some blame for that on party officials.Alderman is a non-partisan job, but party labels still matter. Ald.
There's one week to go for early voting ahead of the April 5th elections. In Chicago, some aldermanic runoff races are getting a lot more attention than others from voters.There are 14 Chicago runoffs, and one of them is getting more than its share of early voting love.
A Republican in the Chicago City Council is a rare breed. For the past twenty years, there's been exactly one. Ald. Brian Doherty is retiring, but in at least two runoff races taking place in April, Republicans are in contention. Technically, the office of alderman is non-partisan.