Former Ald. Richard Mell shed tears Wednesday as he reflected on what he called a "phenomenal life" while expressing regret for the time his nearly 40 years in public service kept him away from loved ones. Read »
Jaime Andrade, a top aide to former Chicago Ald. Richard Mell, was selected by Democratic leaders on Monday to suceed Mell's daughter in the Illinois House Read »
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose State Rep. Deborah Mell to fill the seat of Richard Mell, the 75-year-old alderman who submitted his resignation after nearly 40 years as a Northwest Side council man. Read »
Ald. Dick Mell -- the man who got his son-in-law elected governor -- now wants his daughter appointed to his city council seat. There ought to be a law against that kind of nepotism. Read »
Illinois State Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) is recovering from breast cancer surgery three months after announcing the Stage 1 invasive cancer, her doctors confirmed Tuesday. Read »
With the appointment of lesbian activist Kelly Cassidy, gays and lesbians now occupy two state house seats and two aldermanic seats on the lakefront. Read »
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