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  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13...
  • Welcome to Runoff City

    Welcome to Runoff City
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of...

    Jewish rights organization releases list of Midwest anti-Semitic acts

    Jewish rights organization releases list of Midwest anti-Semitic acts
    Days after terrorist killings in Paris, officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a list Tuesday of alarming anti-Semitic incidents in the Midwest last year. In Chicago, swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on the garages...

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested
    Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say. Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...