Ward map redraw may become ‘a mess’
By Abdon M. Pallasch Political Reporter
Chicago’s ward bosses (“Democratic Ward Committeemen,” technically) began gathering signatures last week to run for re-election, as did their challengers.
A funny thing could happen on the way to Election Day this time around. Candidates for ward committeeman must turn in their signatures between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.
That’s about the time Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) is hoping his committee will have the wards redrawn based on new census numbers. But he admits it may be later than that. “We’re hoping by Thanksgiving,” Mell said.