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  • Aldermen remember Thompson as a quiet fighter

    Aldermen remember Thompson as a quiet fighter
    JoAnn Thompson was remembered Tuesday at a special Chicago City Council meeting as a fierce fighter for the South Side neighborhoods she represented, an alderman whose quiet demeanor masked her disdain for dishonesty.
  • Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources say

     Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources say
    With President Barack Obama expected within weeks to pick the site of his presidential library and museum, the two local finalists are planning a unity breakfast designed to bring West Side and South Side supporters together in a common goal —...

    Funeral held for Ald. JoAnn Thompson

    Funeral held for Ald. JoAnn Thompson
    Chicago Ald. JoAnn Thompson was eulogized at her funeral Monday, a week after she died of heart failure while locked in a fight for re-election to represent her South Side ward. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who backed Thompson's re-election bid and featured...

    Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies of heart failure at 58

    Ald. JoAnn Thompson dies of heart failure at 58
    South Side Ald. JoAnn Thompson, known for her efforts to bring a Whole Foods and an annual music festival to Englewood, died Monday night of heart failure about two weeks after an operation, her chief of staff said Tuesday. Thompson, 16th, was locked...

    Health issue sidelines alderman in 16th Ward campaign

    Health issue sidelines alderman in 16th Ward campaign
    In the only City Council race that pits two sitting aldermen against one another, one candidate has been sidelined by an undisclosed health issue. Ald. JoAnn Thompson, 16th, is in the hospital after what her campaign would describe only as "a scheduled...