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.
Top story: There were a handful of posts and Tweets yesterday reporting that Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel was spotted at Double Door for the Black Joe Lewis show Saturday night. I received a few texts the night of with the same information.
Rahm Emanuel said that he wants an all-girls charter school to add another campus in Chicago. The mayor-elect praised the Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago, while glossing over parts of its record.Emanuel attended a luncheon on Monday hosted by the charter school.