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Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa hugs Ald. Emma Mitts

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 35th Ward, hugs Ald. Emma Mitts, 37th Ward, during a Chicago City Council meeting Nov. 7, 2023. An attempt to censure Ramirez-Rosa for his conduct against Mitts outside chambers last week failed after Mayor Brandon Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote.

Ashlee Rezin

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa hugs Ald. Emma Mitts

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 35th Ward, hugs Ald. Emma Mitts, 37th Ward, during a Chicago City Council meeting Nov. 7, 2023. An attempt to censure Ramirez-Rosa for his conduct against Mitts outside chambers last week failed after Mayor Brandon Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote.

Ashlee Rezin

The chaos and fallout in City Hall over Chicago’s sanctuary status

A move to censure Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa failed in a 24-24 vote, with Mayor Johnson breaking the tie.

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 35th Ward, hugs Ald. Emma Mitts, 37th Ward, during a Chicago City Council meeting Nov. 7, 2023. An attempt to censure Ramirez-Rosa for his conduct against Mitts outside chambers last week failed after Mayor Brandon Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote.

Ashlee Rezin

   

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th Ward) has been trying to introduce a non-binding referendum that would allow residents to vote on whether Chicago should continue to be a “sanctuary city.” The debate over this led to accusations of “bullying” against 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, who eventually resigned as floor leader and chair of the council’s Zoning Committee. Instead of the sanctuary city referendum, Mayor Johnson’s allies put forth an alternative that would introduce “reasonable limits” on providing financial and housing support for migrants.

Reset gets a city council update and learns what happens next.

GUEST: Heather Cherone, Chicago politics reporter, WTTW

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