Emma Mitts

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Emma Mitts
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 37th Ward
Assumed office
January 7, 2000 (2000-01-07)
Preceded by Percy Giles
Personal details
Born (1955-06-12) June 12, 1955 (age 62)
Elaine, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Residence Austin, Chicago, Illinois
Profession Alderman

Emma Mitts (June 12, 1955 in Elaine, Arkansas) is alderman of the 37th ward of the City of Chicago, and area which includes parts of Austin, West Garfield Park and West Humboldt Park. She has represented the ward since 2000.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mitts was born June 12, 1955 in Elaine, Arkansas.[2]

She eventually became a coordinator of special projects for the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation[3]

Chicago City Council[edit]

Mitts was appointed by Richard M. Daley to the Chicago City Council in January 2000 to replace Percy Giles who had been indicted along with other city officials in Operation Silver Shovel.[3] In 2006, her ward received the first Wal-Mart in Chicago. She was an opponent of the 2006 Chicago Big Box Ordinance.[4]


  1. ^ "Better Know A Ward: Emma Mitts's 37th". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  2. ^ City of Chicago :: Alderman Emma Mitts Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  3. ^ a b Meyerson, Charlie; Greenfield, Jimmy (January 7, 2000). "Daley Names Emma Mitts To City Council". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Meet Chicago's City Council". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. May 20, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2017.