The alderman in charge of redrawing Chicago's 50 wards says he has the votes to approve a new map.Alderman Richard Mell said on Wednesday the agreed to map includes 18 majority black wards and 13 or 14 predominantly Hispanic wards, with some others holding sizable Latino populations."
Chicago alderman are still debating how to draw the new boundaries of the city's 50 wards.At issue is how many black and Hispanic-dominated wards there should be in light of new census data. Illinois law says the new map needed to be approved by Dec.
Chicago and Cook County political leaders are urging the city to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.On Thursday, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and Chicago aldermen Richard Mell (33rd), Walter Burnett (27th), Danny Solis (25th) and Ariel Reboyras (30th) asked city and cou
Today’s swearing-in ceremony will usher thirteen new faces on to Chicago city council. Many of them won on the promise of change, including Ameya Pawar of the far north side’s 47th Ward.Pawar wants to help make government smarter, faster, and more inclusive. His idealism won over constituents...
Debating debates, DREAM Act, and DADTMissed anything this week in Chicago-area politics? Never fear! WBEZ elections producer Kristin Moo here, and I’ve beefed up my Google Reader and perked up my ears to keep track for you.