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  • Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing

    Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing
    Chicago's 13 new aldermen had seats onstage at the Chicago Theatre for the celebratory pomp and circumstance at Monday's inauguration ceremony, but along with the oath of office came a cold dose of reality.
  • 10th Ward Ald. Pope concedes defeat to Garza

    10th Ward Ald. Pope concedes defeat to Garza
    Longtime 10th Ward Ald. John Pope on Tuesday conceded defeat in last month's election after it became clear from a partial recount that he could not overcome his 20-vote loss to challenger Susan Sadlowski Garza. Pope dropped his legal challenge of the...

    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. A week ago, when it seemed clear he was headed...

    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...