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Saturday Morning 47th Ward Ride With The Alderman

Saturday morning, Ald. Pawar will lead a bike ride around the 47th Ward, between 8:30am and 10:30am. It's a very Divvy-friendly and family-friendly route, starting out at Ravenswood and Berteau, at Montrose Metro Community Gardens (on the West side of the Ravenswood Metra tracks). Show More Summary

Ex-aide to Ald. Brookins gets 15 months in prison for bribery

A former chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for accepting a $7,500 cash bribe from a businessman seeking to open a liquor store in the alderman's South Side ward.

Four More Years, According To Ald. Cappleman

In his weekly newsletter, Ald. Cappleman outlined his vision for the next four years in the 46th Ward:"Last Monday, I was honored to be sworn in for a second term as your alderman. Think back about what the 46th Ward was like 4 years ago. Show More Summary

"State Of Uptown" Luncheon May 27 @ Uptown Underground

Please join us for the annual "State of Uptown" luncheon with speakers Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward), Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), and Alderman Harry Osterman (48th Ward) as well as Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District). Show More Summary

Police Trying To Curb Illegal Street Racing On Lower Wacker

Drag racers on Lower Wacker Drive could soon get detoured as local authorities continue to try and shut down the popular after-hours activity. Police are currently working with 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly to create solutions. [ more › ]

26th Ward Alderman Has Doubts About Welcoming Riot Fest Back To Humboldt Park

Ald. Roberto Maldonado reportedly has serious doubts about allowing the festival to return to Humboldt Park this fall. [ more › ]

Final Vote Count In For Runoff Election

The final numbers are in from the aldermanic runoff, with provisional and absentee votes counted. 118 additional votes were counted in the 46th Ward, but the percentages remain the same: JAMES CAPPLEMAN - 7,035 votes - 53.70% AMY CRAWFORD...Show More Summary

43rd Ward challenger Caroline Vickrey concedes defeat to Michele Smith

The challenger to the first-term alderman of Lincoln Park's 43rd Ward conceded defeat Tuesday, telling supporters in an email that she did not expect the trickling flow of provisional and absentee ballots still coming in to put her over the top.

Helen Shiller Withdraws Application As City Council Financial Analyst

( José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune photo / January 29, 2011 ) 16 months after she threw her hat in the ring for consideration as Chicago's first City Council independent financial analyst, former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller has withdrawn her application.Not that she thinks she wouldn't be great, mind you. Show More Summary

It Ain't Over Yet

Still five outstanding aldercreature elections up in the air : Just six votes stand in the way of a North Side alderman’s fight to hold her City Council seat.Election night may be over, but candidates in five wards are still holdingShow More Summary

It's Election Day. Do Your Thing

It's been a long campaign season. Citywide, today Chicagoans will choose a mayor, and 46th Ward voters will choose an alderman. The phones will stop with the robocalls, the mail carriers will have a lighter load, and we'll all be just a bit relieved it's over -- for at least a couple years.Here's our advice to you: Get out and VOTE. Show More Summary

Cliff Notes About Last Night's Debate

In its daily mailing, Aldertrack summarized last night's debate between the 46th Ward aldermanic candidates. One of its members, Mike Fourcher, was a moderator. Here's their take: 46th Ward: Opponents Far Apart On Crime And Social Service Issues. Show More Summary

Money pouring into race in new 2nd Ward

The money keeps pouring into the open-seat race for 2nd Ward alderman, as developers, labor unions, attorneys and well-to-do residents see a chance to influence the outcome of a contest in which the winner gets to represent some of the most desirable parts of Chicago.

I'll Drink To That! Final Aldermanic Debate This Evening

This long campaign is finally coming to an end, with Election Day just four days away. The 46th Ward aldermanic candidates, Amy Crawford and James Cappleman, will meet for their final debate Friday on the CLTV show Politics Tonight,Show More Summary

Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs

Chicago's ward politics have long been synonymous with the city's vaunted Democratic Party apparatus, even as the federal courts have dismantled the patronage job system in recent years. Now several aldermanic races feature candidates hoping to weaken the role of machine-style politicians on...

Runoff gives voters, candidates another chance

The April 7 runoff election is about second chances. Mayor Emanuel wants a second term as mayor. His opponent, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, gets another shot at kicking Emanuel out of office. Aldermanic candidates in 18 wards advanced into Round 2. Show More Summary

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are two 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th. On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. Show More Summary

Mapping The Votes In The 46th Ward

click to enlarge Aldertrack, the news service that keeps an eagle eye on Chicago's political scene, mapped (literally) the 18 wards that are having aldermanic runoffs. From an email sent Wednesday:"With the help of Northwestern University...Show More Summary

Cappleman Aldermanic Office Defaced Overnight

A reader sent in photos she took of the 46th Ward aldermanic office (4544 North Broadway), the front windows of which got covered in graffiti sometime overnight. Apparently the vandal doesn't like gangs, drugs, "Capelman," "Emanual" or proper spelling. Show More Summary

Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this election is uncharted territory. It's difficult...

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