Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Only in Chicago: Four convicted felons seek to regain their aldermanic seats

In most places, politicians run for office and then get convicted on corruption charges, never to be heard from, politically at least, ever again.

(Yes, I'm aware of Marion Barry's achievement.)

Four former Chicago alderman, Percy Giles, Ambrosio Medrano, Wallace Davis, and Virgil Jones, have filed petitions to reclaim their council seats. As former felons, Illinois law is unclear if they have forfeited the right to run for public office.

However, as part of their platform, the four men can tell voters, "I've served my time already."

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