In the first election after a ward remap, Aldermania strikes again.
Things get nasty—and strange—in the south-side ward once led by Sandi Jackson and her husband Jesse Jackson Jr.
Natashia Holmes, appointed Seventh Ward alderman two years ago, will have to beat nine challengers to stay in office.
Mayor Rahm faces a tough decision in deciding which abject loyalist he should support for alderman of the seventh ward.
South-side workers account for three of every four jobs cut by the city since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in 2011.
A few nice words about Sandi Jackson’s attempts to get Mayor Rahm to appoint her former chief of staff as alderman of the Seventh Ward
City job cuts hit black and Hispanic neighborhoods hardest
Sandi Jackson is just halfway through her first term as alderman of the Seventh Ward, but she’s looked restless in the City Council from about her second week on the job. Now it sounds like she’s contemplating a run for Illinois lieutenant governor.
Darcel Beavers hasn’t left the city council.