Eight. The number of aldermen who voted against the ward remap. And the winners are:
Bob Fioretti, 2nd; Roderick Sawyer, 6th; Michael Zalewski, 23rd; Michael Chandler, 24th; Rey Colon, 35th; Nicholas Sposato, 36th; Scott Waguespack, 32nd; John Arena, 45th.
Five. The number of alderman who voted against the G8-NATO inspired changes to police powers, surveillance and city council oversight of the expenditure of taxpayers money. The winners are Fioretti; Sposato; William Burns, 4th; Leslie Hairston, 5th; and Sandi Jackson, 7th.
Four. The number of aldermen who voted against the G8-NATO inspired changes to the ordinances regulating parades (or protests). Fioretti; Sposato, Burns and Hairston.
Two. The number of alderman who score 100% on standing up to Rahm. And the winners are
Bob Fioretti and Nick Sposato. Well done gentlemen! Keep it up for the next four years and then run for Mayor!
Note: My alderman, Michele Smith, was at the meeting BUT DID NOT VOTE on the police power, surveillance, expenditure ordinance. For those of you who remember the 2007 43rd ward aldermanic election, in which I was a candidate, NOT VOTING was a habit of Michele's.