Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel spent most of his two terms in office at loggerheads with Chicago’s biggest unions — and consigned most of their legislative priorities to purgatory.
But Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s selection of Ald. Susan Sadlowski-Garza (10) to chair the City Council’s Workforce Development Committee indicates a seismic shift is underway in Chicago politics. If Lightfoot’s picks are confirmed by the City Council Wednesday, she will replace former Ald. Pat O’Connor (40), Emanuel’s floor leader and one of his closest allies.