The Chicago City Council will soon have fewer women. Fifteen female aldermen will be sworn in a week from now, down from 19 in the recent council.Leslie Hairston, alderman of Chicago's 5th Ward, said she doesn't think gender played a role in the recent elections.
The biggest economic news in Chicago this week may be what happens in politics.
On Tuesday voters in Chicago will choose almost a third of the city council. And for small business owners, that has big ramifications. They know their success can hinge on who their alderman is.