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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.
  • Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo

    Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo
    Voters sent a warning to more than 1 in 4 sitting aldermen this week, forcing them into one-on-one contests April 7 against challengers who are trying to create a wave of discontent with the status quo on the City Council. A record 19 ward races will be...

    Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races

     Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races
    Just as deep-pocketed business leaders are contributing cash to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintain a City Council that backs his agenda, major unions are doling out dollars to try to reshape a council more to their liking. Unions funded by rank-and-file...

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    44 of 44 precincts - 100 percent Joe Moreno, NP (i) 4,129 - 51 percent Anne Shaw, NP 2,017 - 25 percent Ronda Locke, NP 1,661 - 20 percent Andrew Hamilton, NP 305 - 4 percent 46 of 46 precincts - 100 percent Brian Hopkins, NP 2,790 - 29 percent...

    Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council

     Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council
    Latinos are poised to pick up at least two City Council seats in aldermanic elections, the reflection of a new ward map and rising population in Chicago. The last census showed the city's Latino population grew by about 25,000 between 2000 and 2010 as...