Following yesterday’s returns, the clearest change in City Council will be the growth of the Progressive Caucus. Formerly seven members, the new caucus could double to as many as fourteen members when Council is sworn in on May 18. As of today there are ten declared members with settled elections, three declared members still in undecided elections and one other, the 41st Ward’s Alderman-Elect Anthony Napolitano, has “been considering” joining the Progressive Caucus, according to campaign staff. Aldermen With Declared Intention To Join Progressive Caucus 5 – Leslie Hairston 6 – Roderick Sawyer 17 – David Moore (elect) 22 – Ricardo Muñoz 29 – Chris Taliaferro (elect) 32 – Scott Waguespack 35 – Carlos Rosa (elect) 36 – Gilbert Villegas (elect) 38 – Nicolas Sposato 45 – John Arena Campaigns Still Unsettled, With Potential Progressive Caucus Members 10 – Susan Sadlowski Garza 16 – Toni Foulkes 31 – Milagros “Milly” Santiago

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2nd Ward – Brian Hopkins 7th Ward – Greg Mitchell 11th Ward – Patrick Daley Thompson 15th Ward – Raymond Lopez 17th Ward – David Moore 18th Ward – Derrick Curtis 24th Ward – Michael Scott, Jr. 29th Ward – Chris Taliaferro 35th Ward – Carlos Rosa 36th Ward – Gilbert Villegas 41st Ward – Anthony Napolitano Five Remaining Aldermanic Races To Be Determined by Claudia Morell – This afternoon at a McKinley Park warehouse used by the Chicago Board of Elections, dozens of campaign staff and media watched Board officials count a few remaining precincts in the 10th, 16th, 21st, 31st, and 43rd Wards that were unable to be transmitted to Board headquarters on election night as well as a pair of recounts for precincts in the 21st and 31st Wards.

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