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Michele Smith, 43rd Ward

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ENTERED OFFICE: Rookie, defeating Tim Egan in a runoff after incumbent Vi Daley opted not to run

PREVIOUS LIFE: Federal prosecutor, Democratic ward committeeman

BIG CAMPAIGN ISSUE: Controversial development of old Lincoln Park Hospital site. She stood with locals against the deal, which Egan and Vi Daley backed.

LESSONS FOR OTHERS: Don't sign on with developers until after you win election.

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