With only two aldermen raising questions, the appointment of former 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez to the nine-member Illinois International Port District (IIPD) Boardpassed the Committee on Transportation and Public Way Tuesday, and will be reported out to the full Council today. His appointment was first introduced in September, but Chairman Anthony Beale (9) held the appointment in committee at the mayor’s request. Beale was absent Tuesday, so Vice Chair Matt O’Shea (19) presided. The position includes a $20,000 annual salary.

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