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  • Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward

     Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward
    Longtime 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez has been forced into retirement after a final count of votes Tuesday from the April 7 runoff election showed him losing to challenger Milagros "Milly" Santiago by 79 votes.
  • Ald. Smith back on top as vote counting continues in Lincoln Park race

    Ald. Smith back on top as vote counting continues in Lincoln Park race
    The tight race to represent Lincoln Park on the Chicago City Council got a little looser Thursday as election officials continued to count absentee ballots. Ald. Michele Smith had a 69-vote lead over challenger Caroline Vickrey in the 43rd Ward contest,...

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats
    Ten government workers, including three police officers, seek seats on Chicago City Council. Ten government workers who are accustomed to taking orders from aldermen and top administrators hope to start delivering a few directives of their own after...

    Unions, progressives try to shape City Council

    Unions, progressives try to shape City Council
    The same unions and left-leaning organizations backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in his effort to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next week's runoff election also have joined forces to shape a City Council more to their liking. The aim is to grow the thin...