Hold your alderman accountable – tonight

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It’s been 100 days since the run-off election for the Chicago City Council were held, and to celebrate the City Bureau’s Public Newsroom will be host a workshop Aug. 15 in Austin.

The Austin workshop – one in a series being held across the city – will be tackling two questions: What has your alderperson been up to since taking office? How do can we hold city council accountable in between elections?

The focus in Austin will be on the 28th, 29th and 37th Wards, Ald. Jason Ervin, Chris Taliaferro and Emma Mitts respectively. Ald. Jason Ervin was re-elected for the third time in the 28th Ward; Ald. Chris Taliaferro was re-elected for a second term in the 29th Ward; and Ald. Emma Mitts, who’s served since 2000, was re-elected

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