Black Caucus Forces A Nail Biter Of A Vote Over Hiring At O’Hare

Weighing The Costs And Benefits Of TSA Delays
Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Waiting times at the checkpoints today have been reported to be as long 2 hours. The long lines have been blamed for flight delays and a large number of passengers missing flights completely. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Weighing The Costs And Benefits Of TSA Delays
Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Waiting times at the checkpoints today have been reported to be as long 2 hours. The long lines have been blamed for flight delays and a large number of passengers missing flights completely. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Black Caucus Forces A Nail Biter Of A Vote Over Hiring At O’Hare

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At City Council on Wednesday, the Black Caucus delivered Mayor Emanuel one of the closest votes during his five years in office. Aldermen voted 26-21 on a plan for hiring contract workers at O’Hare. The measure passed.

But African American lawmakers wanted to send a message that the city has not been hiring enough minorities.

Morning Shift talks to WBEZ city politics reporter Lauren Chooljian about the behind-the-scenes action leading up to the vote.