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  • n. Plural form of alderman.


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  • The people who have written letters, showed up at hearings, marched, rallied and called their aldermen are my inspiration and our great hope for the future.

    Philip Radford: In Chicago, Coal Is the Real Crime

  • Alderman Brian Doherty, the lone Republican of Chicago's 50 aldermen, is running for state senate against Democrat John Mulroe, who was appointed in August to fill the seat of retiring Senator James DeLeo.

    John Mulroe, Brian Doherty Fight For State Senate Seat In 10th District

  • Two other first-term aldermen from economically struggling South Side neighborhoods beat back challenges with help from unions and Emanuel. - News

  • One-term aldermen enter as semi-lame ducks, unable to forge political connections and build up the kind of relationships that would allow them to wield real political clout on the board.

    Yale Daily News: Latest Issue

  • None of these candidates will have the power of long-term aldermen to set the priorities of the board or even to prioritize their constituent services (like crosswalks).

    Yale Daily News: Latest Issue

  • Many of the first-term aldermen often find it easier to go along with the mayor, who controls what amenities go to which wards, unless they fear a community backlash on a particular issue. -

  • At that time, Layton - a young city councillor councillors were then known as aldermen - was at the forefront of a movement to get motorists to share city streets with bike riders. - Home Page

  • The lord mayor was in an enormous large gilt coach, which was followed by an astonishing number of most showy carriages, in which the rest of the city magistrates, more properly called aldermen of London, were seated.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • Of equal concern to many of the aldermen was the chief's decision not to consult or inform the mayor, police commission or city attorney.

  • Aldermen said media coverage prompted residents to call aldermen with their opposition to the proposal. Top News Headlines


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