WBEZ | Emily Miller http://www.wbez.org/tags/emily-miller Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Does Chicago really need 50 aldermen? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/does-chicago-really-need-50-aldermen <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/preckwinkle at board_2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Currently, there are 50 aldermen on city council&mdash;one for each ward. But according to one of &quot;Eight Forty-Eight's&quot; guests Monday, it could be smaller. Emily Miller is a policy and government affairs coordinator with watchdog organization the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bettergov.org/">Better Government Association</a>. A <a target="_blank" href="http://bgathinktank.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/cutting-size-of-chicago-city-council-bga-analysis-does-the-math/">new analysis</a> from the BGA says downsizing Chicago&rsquo;s city council and consolidating wards could streamline city government and save taxpayers millions. Not so fast, says former alderman <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/faculty/dicksimpson.html">Dick Simpson</a>, who currently heads up the University of Illinois at Chicago&rsquo;s department of political science.</p></p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/does-chicago-really-need-50-aldermen