Sunday’s memorial service for Chicago’s former first lady Maggie Daley drew hundreds of visitors. Many stood in line for hours outside the Chicago Cultural Center. Dignitaries were quickly whisked in except for one.Illinois U.S.
As our video with Berny Stone documented his political career winding down, this video shows Che “Rhymefest” Smith working to get his started.Smith lost his bid for alderman of the 20th ward to the current alderman, Willie Cochran, in a runoff election Tuesday night.
For all the hoopla over Daley's era ending, a longer tenure will end when Berny Stone leaves office this year. Though the stature of the office is smaller, you could argue that the drama is greater due to Stone's age (83) and unwillingness to resign his post.
It's often been said that Chicago is a City of Neighborhoods - a city comprised of the traditions, cultures and characters of its many ethnic communities. Nowhere was that culture on better display than on election night Tuesday in the city's 50 wards.