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Harry Osterman, 48th Ward

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ENTERED OFFICE: Rookie, winning open seat after incumbent Mary Ann Smith opted not to run


ALL IN THE FAMILY: Mother, Kathy Osterman, was alderman until Daley named her head of city Special Events and tapped Smith, her top aide, as replacement

M.O.: Another Edgewater pol who's progressive—as long as it's okay with the mayor

PROSPECTS: Meet the new boss . . .

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