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Mell, O’Connor, Schulter Disagree on Creation of New Inspector General

By Hunter Clauss

The three aldermen whose wards make up the Lincoln Square, Northcenter, and Ravenswood area were divided over the creation of a new inspector general?s office that has the authority to investigate members of the City Council and their staffs. The City Council passed the measure by a vote of 28 to 17, with aldermen Richard Read the Rest…

Sprucing Up the Place with ‘The Mayors’

By Hunter Clauss

When Harold Washington became Chicago?s first black mayor in 1983, his victory against the political establishment set off a political firestorm in the City Council that is commonly referred to as the Council Wars, and Chicago-based designer Mike Perrone has created a limited-edition set of pillows capturing some of the major players of that era. Read the Rest…

Mell, Schulter, and O’Connor File Economic Interest Statements

By Hunter Clauss

Lincoln Square-area aldermen Eugene Schulter (47th), Richard Mell,(33rd), and Patrick O?Connor (40th) have all submitted their statements of financial interests for 2009. Aldermen are required by law to file these documents every year, and they show what kinds of side jobs aldermen have and whether those businesses made any money from the city. These documents Read the Rest…

33 Ward Street-Sweeping Schedule Released

By Hunter Clauss

Ald. Richard Mell’s office has released this year’s street-sweeping schedule for the 33 Ward. Mell was one of 25 aldermen who showed up at a special session of the City Council last week to discuss Mayor Daley’s overhaul of the street-sweeping system. Citing these “dire economic times,” Daley said he wanted sweepers to follow a Read the Rest…

Last Chance to See 50 Aldermen/50 Artists

By Hunter Clauss

Tomorrow is the last day to catch the 50 Aldermen/50 Artists exhibit at Johalla Projects, located at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave.?As you can probably tell by the name, 50 artists were deployed to create portraits of all the members of the City Council. The artists who covered aldermen Richard Mell (seen to the right), Eugene Read the Rest…

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