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Ward Bosses
PI Original
by Matthew Blake
Wed Oct 5, 2011

Chicago Ward Races That Are Actually Competitive

The rise of political outsiders in Chicago's city council, like Nick Sposato (36th) and Amaya Pawar (47th), have disrupted the normally symbiotic relationship between ward committeeman and ward alderman. The result could be fiercely competitive committeeman races that actually disrupt long-ensconced political power.