There will be no Republicans on the newly elected Chicago City Council, and a retiring GOP alderman is putting some blame for that on party officials.Alderman is a non-partisan job, but party labels still matter. Ald.
A Republican in the Chicago City Council is a rare breed. For the past twenty years, there's been exactly one. Ald. Brian Doherty is retiring, but in at least two runoff races taking place in April, Republicans are in contention. Technically, the office of alderman is non-partisan.
50th WardAfter a tight race, incumbent Ald. Bernard Stone will face a runoff for his seat on the city’s far North Side. When Stone declared he would run again for an eleventh term, the 83-year-old said now was “not the time for change.”