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Anthony Beale, 9th Ward

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ENTERED OFFICE: 1999, defeating incumbent Robert Shaw

PREVIOUS LIFE: Community activist under Reverend James Meeks and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

CLAIM TO FAME: Public face of backroom deal to bring additional Walmarts to Chicago

BIG IDEA: Proposed using tax money to hire private security to patrol commercial districts

UNLIKELY TO GOLF WITH: Cops, union members

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