Ald. James Cappleman (46th Ward) and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th Ward) appear on “Chicago Tonight” on April 20, 2023. (WTTW News)

The last Chicago City Council meeting of this term is in the books, and for a dozen Chicago alderpeople, it was their last council meeting ever.

Members of the Chicago City Council meet on Oct. 26, 2022. (WTTW News)

Ald. Sophia King serves as the Education Committee’s vice chair, and was set to become chair under the City Council’s rules before Mayor Lori Lightfoot attempted to replace her with an ally.

Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

A growing list of alderpeople have announced they will not be running for re-election in 2023, or have already resigned from the City Council. We hear from four of them. 

Ald. James Cappleman, 46th Ward, appears on “Chicago Tonight” from Uptown on March 31, 2020. (WTTW News)

Three candidates have already joined the 2023 race for the 46th Ward seat on the Chicago City Council. Ald. James Cappleman was first elected in 2011. 

A memorial for three-year-old Lily Shambrook at the Uptown intersection where she was killed by a driver while riding in a carrier on her mother’s bike is pictured on June 12, 2022. (Nick Blumberg / WTTW News)

The walk-and-roll rally on Sunday began at Leavitt Street and Eastwood Avenue in Lincoln Square, where 2-year-old Raphael “Rafi” Cardenas was struck and killed by a driver June 2 while he was crossing the street on a scooter. At last report, the driver has not been cited.

Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood has been an entertainment destination, dating back to the 1920s. It’s known for the historic Green Mill, Riviera Theatre and the Aragon Ballroom. (WTTW News)

Uptown is one of Chicago’s most diverse communities.  It’s home to a few icons in Chicago’s music scene. But, like many neighborhoods, it also faces gentrification. We talk with community leaders about planned luxury apartments coming to the area and a nonprofit that provides housing for women.