In 1976 a cardinal of the Catholic Church named Karol Wojtyla visited Chicago. That was minor news. When he returned three years later, the whole city knew he was in town.By 1979 Wojtyla had become John Paul II, the first Polish pope.
A top Chicago official is criticizing the way her party is filling her former Illinois House seat.
Susana Mendoza resigned as District 1 representative last month to become city clerk. To replace her, the district’s Democratic ward committeemen chose Chicago police Sgt. Dena Carli.
Updated At: 10:40 p.m. New numbers from West Side wards, where runoffs seem likely in the 24th, 25th, 36th and 38th wards.Alderman Ward 1224 of 24 precincts - 100 percentGeorge Cardenas, (i) 2,680 - 55 percentJose Guereca, 911 - 19 percentJesse Iñiguez, 796 - 16 pe