7th Ward Aldermanic Runoff Forum

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The 7th Ward race pitted incumbent Ald. Natashia Holmes against seven challengers. A runoff resulted between Holmes who won 25 percent of the vote and Gregory Mitchell who garnered 20 percent of the vote. We hear from both candidates.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has picked former IDOT manager Natashia Holmes to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman. Paris Schutz has more on who she is, and details on an issue where the city council flexed its muscle with the mayor.

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A message to those interested and qualified in being appointed 7th ward alderman: the mayor will start accepting applications online next week.

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Ald. Sandi Jackson resigned from the Chicago City Council, citing "painful family health matters."