Council rules favor mayor

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on compromise with the mayor as an exercise in imagination; "independent" aldermen's familiar excuse for voting with the mayor; and how aldermen game the rules to bury insurgent motions. Length 4.9 minutes standard, 19.1 minutes premium.

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