While reaction poured in worldwide the day after President Barack Obama announced the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, voices were muted on the main business artery of Chicago’s Pakistani community.
Outgoing Chicago alderman Bernard Stone (50th) will have an audition of sorts for his next job Saturday night ... as a radio host. On Tuesday Stone lost his bid for an 11th term to political newcomer Debra Silverstein.
In a race that dislodged Chicago’s second-longest serving member of City Council, Alderman Bernard L. Stone lost his seat of nearly 38 years to a political newcomer. Debra Silverstein, a certified public accountant, swept the ward with 62 percent of the vote, against Stone’s 38 percent.
Minority group advocates say Illinois took a big step Monday toward protecting their political voices with the signing of the Illinois Voting Rights Act of 2011.“The rules in the districts are gerrymandered so they are rigged against anyone who may have a group in a particular area,” sai