Top story: Today is a big one for Chicago politics. It's the first City Council meeting since the April runoffs. So what's on the agenda? Um...um....wait...um....nothin'? Affordable housing? No. Pushed off. Food trucks? No. That's old. Cleaning horse urine? Already done.
As the dust settles on Tuesday’s Aldermanic run-off elections, the lingering question remains: How will this new crew of lawmakers interact with Chicago’s new mayor?Former iterations of the City Council have been accused rubber-stamping outgoing Mayor Richard M.
From the White Sox twitter feed today:There was speculation in our editorial meeting (okay, I started it) about whether or not our new mayor would be like the old - choosing allegiance to one baseball team. Rahm Emanuel is a Cubs fan who spent last Friday soaking up the cold sun at Wrigley Field.
Wait, I thought runoff was what was in my yard after a rainstorm, not the MEDIA EVENT OF THE CENTURY!!!! Alderman Freddrenna Lyle lost????? Michael Chandler is back???? Smith beat Egan??????? My world is going to change foreeevvvvveerrrr!I understand that this is hyper-local news at its core.
A former longtime Chicago alderman has recaptured his old seat. Michael Chandler won about 60 percent of Tuesday’s 24th Ward runoff vote. He’ll replace Ald. Sharon Denise Dixon, who finished with about 40 percent.
Updated at 10:07 a.m.Four incumbent aldermen appear headed for losses in Chicago’s runoff elections: the 6th Ward’s Freddrenna Lyle, the 24th Ward’s Sharon Denise Dixon, the 36th Ward’s John Rice and the 50th Ward’s Berny Stone.