Talk:Chicago City Council

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Corruption Focus ?[edit]

It doesn't seem particularly impartial to have the sentence

Between 1974 and 2009, a total of 30 Chicago aldermen have been indicted and convicted of federal crimes such as bribery, extortion, embezzlement, conspiracy, mail fraud and income tax evasion. Three additional aldermen were indicted for similar offenses but two died before federal prosecutors could bring them to trial and one, Anthony Laurino (39th) was too sick to stand trial.[1]

positioned as it currently is.

Compare Boston's City Council page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_City_Council

I don't think it's a "corruption focus" - it's only 2 sentences, 1 paragraph. These extraordinary facts on indictment and conviction rates belong in the lead since they are a key aspect of notability WP:LEAD. These statistics are verifiable WP:V from reliable sources WP:RS and referenced WP:CS. Burying them later in the article or deleting them would be more of a violation of WP:NPOV. Hugh (talk) 16:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Why do any clicks on the Alderman Vi Daley link to the page itself?[edit]

Why do any clicks on the Alderman Vi Daley link to the page itself?

i need a way to write about the alderman!!! i would like to write about Vi Daley :) someone please help

The link has now been opened up for editing. Someone had linked it back to the same article. --Gerald Farinas 22:32, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Alderman Parties?[edit]

The position of alderman is technically non-partisan, and candidates have to get the parties to certify that they aren't members. Should we amend the chart of aldermen to not assign political affiliation? ~E$ 18:37, 11 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Erik a hanson (talkcontribs)

Do you have a reliable, verifiable source for this? Int21h (talk) 19:14, 11 August 2014 (UTC)