Most of the North-Grand High School auditorium was empty Wednesday night as Chicago aldermen held what could be their final hearing in an effort to redraw the city’s ward map.The 150 people who showed up did include 15 aldermen who heard complaints for almost three hours about a map backed by Mayor
Chicago aldermen are still hashing out a compromise on re-drawing ward boundaries.Tuesday the Chicago City Council rules committee is scheduled to meet on changing the city ward map. Aldermanic boundaries are being altered because of changes in population from the most recent census.
The process of remapping Chicago’s 50 wards, which takes place every 10 years as new Census data comes in has been called a mess, an opportunity and more. A deal among Chicago’s City Council members has yet to be made and the public now gets a chance to weigh in.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget received unanimous support from the City Council Wednesday. After more than a month of vetting and tweaking, he got all 50 aldermen on board. With a $636 million deficit on the horizon, the council had to make some difficult decisions to right its course. Ald.