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Leslie Hairston, 5th Ward


ENTERED OFFICE: 1999, defeating incumbent Barbara Holt in a runoff

PREVIOUS LIFE: Lawyer in Illinois attorney general's office

THE DAY SHE CAME TO PLAY: Voted against the parking meter lease deal—and flew to Pittsburgh to tell its City Council not to follow Chicago's lead

THE DAY SHE DIDN'T COME TO PLAY: Most of the others

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