Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune
October 3, 2002
Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, stands at the podium after talking to Mayor Richard Daley at a City Council meeting in 2002. Mell, the father-in-law of Dem. gubernatorial candidate Rod Blagojevich, has had to field questions of ethics of Blagojevich's work for the city in the 1990s and his connection to Mell. The questions were raised by Blagojevich's gubernatorial opponent, Jim Ryan.