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Why does it look so weird: the First Ward

A classic political operator in the Bucktown / Wicker Park / Logan Square area leads Ben and Maya into a discussion of their relationships with Chicago's aldermen.

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  • Sue Kwong

The Back Room Deal features radio personality and longtime Reader political writer Ben Joravsky arguing local Chicago politics with Reader staff writer Maya Dukmasova. With sharp wit and stinging analysis, Joravsky and Dukmasova cut through the smokey haze of the elections to offer you a glimpse of the current Chicago races—ward-level and, of course, mayoral. Will these historic elections be determined in back-room deals, like so many in Chicago's past? Let Ben and Maya talk you through it.  v


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