Alderman Campaign Notebook
And indeed, there are enough self-proclaimed independents to fill the old Bridgeport wheeling-and-dealing bar Schaller's Pump several times over.
Many are mounting fierce campaigns against incumbents, and it's made for some classic Chicago-style political theatre.
Mick Dumke has been following all the fun for the Chicago Reader, and he's with us now in studio.
Music Button: Masters of Groove, “Wow Wow,” from the CD Masters of Groove (Meet DJ 9) (Jazzateria Records)