Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6) plans to announce he will give $20,000 from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to 10 community groups, an indication that the mayor’s efforts to help allies as he exits City Hall may have unintended consequences. Three mayoral candidates targeted Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for her role as the head of the county Democratic Party, and an activist who garnered national attention for staring down police officers during the 2015 protests that erupted after the video of former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald was released will run for City Council.

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