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By Marcus Riley

Alderman Claims Extortion After Racy Video Appears

Chicago Alderman Jason Ervin (28th) is denying he did anything wrong after a YouTube video surfaced of a bachelor party involving female strippers. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Alderman, McCarthy Square Off at Council Meeting

A discussion about hiring within the Chicago Police Department led to a heated exchange at the City Council Budget Committee meetings Thursday. Read »

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