WBEZ | West Side bureau http://www.wbez.org/tags/west-side-bureau Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en WBEZ's bureau reporters discuss the Aldermanic runoff elections http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-29/wbezs-bureau-reporters-discuss-aldermanic-runoff-elections-84411 <p><p>Chicago&rsquo;s runoff election is right around the corner &ndash;Tuesday, April 5, to be exact. Voters in 14 wards will decide who they want to represent them on City Council. So, it seemed like a good time to get a ground-eye&rsquo;s view of the races.<br /><br />Joining host Alison Cuddy from WBEZ's West Side bureau studio in Chicago&rsquo;s Humboldt Park were a few of the reporters who are all over these races: Chip Mitchell from the bureau in Humboldt Park, Odette Yousef from WBEZ's North Side bureau on Devon Ave. and Natalie Moore who covers the&nbsp;South Side as WBEZ's bureau reporter in Englewood. WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik also joined the team for this conversation.</p><p><em>Music Button: Latin Soul Syndicate, &quot;Mi Dia Bonito&quot;, from the CD Latin Travels 2, (Six Degrees) </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-29/wbezs-bureau-reporters-discuss-aldermanic-runoff-elections-84411 Mayor Monday: WBEZ's bureau reporters break down some of Chicago's aldermanic races http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayor-monday-wbezs-bureau-reporters-break-down-some-chicagos-aldermanic-races <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Retta Phelan Shawn Allee.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>On this week's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/mayor-monday"><em>Mayor Monday</em></a>, the show's tearing its eyes off the big prize to take a look at the men and women of <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/council.html" target="_blank">Chicago&rsquo;s city council</a>. Mayor Daley may have a lock on colorful turns of phrase. But the council has its own cast of characters: The 50 city council members of Chicago meet once a month and vote on everything from municipal money matters to zoning issues. They also approve some of the Mayor&rsquo;s major appointees. Under Daley, some say the council has been pretty much a big old rubber stamp of approval. But this spring could bring the biggest city council turnover in decades.<br /><br />To find out what that means for city politics, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; gathered WBEZ's bureau reporters to discuss the races they&rsquo;re following in and around their communities: Chip Mitchell reports out of the West Side bureau, Natalie Moore heads up the South Side bureau in Englewood and Odette Yousef keeps an eye on the North Side in WBEZ's Devon Ave. location.</p><p>&nbsp;<em>A correction has been made to this story:</em>&nbsp;</p><p><em>One of our guests mistakenly referred to a 2007 municipal runoff in the 46th Ward race in Chicago. Actually, the current alderman, Helen Shiller garnered 53 percent of the vote, enough to make a runoff for the seat unnecessary. </em></p><p>Music Button: Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, &quot;Dirty Birdy&quot;, from the CD Music and Rhythm, (Ubiquity)</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayor-monday-wbezs-bureau-reporters-break-down-some-chicagos-aldermanic-races