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Alderman Campaign Notebook

The 2007 municipal elections may be a turning point in the city council's relationship with the mayor.

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)

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