Chicago City Council

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Chicago City Council Chambers in 2012
The city council since the 2019 elections:
     Democrats      Democratic Socialist      Independent      Republican

The Chicago City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Chicago in Illinois. It is made up of 50 aldermen elected from 50 wards to serve four-year terms.[1]

Background[change | change source]

The Chicago City Council is set into session regularly (usually monthly) to consider ordinances, orders, and resolutions whose subject matter includes traffic code changes, utilities, taxes, and many other issues. The presiding officer of the Chicago City Council is the Mayor of Chicago. The secretary is the City Clerk of Chicago. Both positions are popularly elected offices.

The Chicago City Council Chambers are located in Chicago City Hall. Also located in the building are the downtown offices of the individual aldermen and staff.

List of aldermen[change | change source]

Ward Name Took Office Party/political organization[a]
1 Daniel La Spata 2019 Democratic Socialist
2 Brian Hopkins 2015 Democratic
3 Pat Dowell 2007 Democratic
4 Sophia King 2016[b] Democratic
5 Leslie Hairston 1999 Democratic
6 Roderick Sawyer 2011 Democratic
7 Gregory Mitchell 2015 Democratic
8 Michelle A. Harris 2006[b] Democratic
9 Anthony Beale 1999 Democratic
10 Susan Sadlowski Garza 2015 Democratic
11 Patrick Daley Thompson 2015 Democratic
12 George Cardenas 2003 Democratic
13 Marty Quinn 2011 Democratic
14 Edward M. Burke 1969 Democratic
15 Raymond Lopez 2015 Democratic
16 Stephanie Coleman 2019 Democratic
17 David H. Moore 2015 Democratic
18 Derrick Curtis 2015 Democratic
19 Matthew O'Shea 2011 Democratic
20 Jeanette B. Taylor 2019 Democratic Socialist
21 Howard Brookins Jr. 2003 Democratic
22 Michael Rodriguez 2019 Democratic
23 Silvana Tabares 2018[b] Democratic
24 Michael Scott, Jr. 2015 Democratic
25 Byron Sigcho-Lopez 2019 Democratic Socialist
26 Roberto Maldonado 2009[b] Democratic
27 Walter Burnett, Jr. 1995 Democratic
28 Jason Ervin 2011[b] Democratic
29 Chris Taliaferro 2015 Democratic
30 Ariel Reboyras 2003 Democratic
31 Felix Cardona Jr. 2019 Independent
32 Scott Waguespack 2007 Democratic
33 Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez 2019 Democratic Socialist
34 Carrie Austin 1994[b] Democratic
35 Carlos Ramirez-Rosa 2015 Democratic Socialist
36 Gilbert Villegas 2015 Democratic
37 Emma Mitts 2000[b] Democratic
38 Nicholas Sposato 2011 Independent
39 Samantha Nugent 2019 Democratic
40 Andre Vasquez 2019 Democratic Socialist
41 Anthony Napolitano 2015 Republican
42 Brendan Reilly 2007 Democratic
43 Michele Smith 2011 Democratic
44 Thomas M. Tunney 2002[b] Democratic
45 Jim Gardiner 2019 Independent
46 James Cappleman 2011 Democratic
47 Matt Martin 2019 Democratic
48 Harry Osterman 2011 Democratic
49 Maria Hadden 2019 Independent/Democratic
50 Debra Silverstein 2011 Democratic

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Aldermanic elections are officially nonpartisan; party affiliations are informational only.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Year of appointment, not of first election.

References[change | change source]

  1. "65 ILCS 20/ Revised Cities and Villages Act of 1941". Illinois General Assembly – Illinois Compiled Statutes. Retrieved 8 April 2015.