Rick Munoz, alderman of the 22nd Ward and an active Latino Caucus member, has called Emanuel a "political bully."
A New York alderman once said Petrosino “knocked out more teeth than a dentist.”
William Singer, a former Chicago alderman, can vividly recall anti-Semitic taunts during his bid for mayor in 1975.
Antonio French, a citizen journalist and alderman of the 21st ward in St. Louis, was also detained.
Dirk Johnson on the real winners—including an alderman rooting for a weak mayor.
"Mr. Waterbury is a gentleman of veracity," said alderman Morris sharply.
“Thou art a good-hearted lad,” said the alderman with a hand on his shoulder.
As elsewhere, the presidency was assigned to an alderman and twelve councillors.
Now, when the alderman saw that strange round thing at his threshold he was afraid.
It was endowed in 1895, partly from certain moneys left by alderman Dauntsey who flourished in the fifteenth century.
Old English aldormonn (Mercian), ealdormann (West Saxon) "ruler, prince, chief; chief officer of a shire," from aldor, ealder "patriarch" (comparative of ald "old;" see old) + monn, mann "man" (see man (n.)). A relic of the days when the elders were automatically in charge of the clan or tribe, but already in Old English used for king's viceroys, regardless of age. The word yielded in Old English to eorl, and after the Norman Conquest to count (n.). Meaning "headman of a guild" (early 12c.) passed to "magistrate of a city" (c.1200) as the guilds became identified with municipal government.
A member of a city council. Aldermen usually represent city districts, called wards, and work with the mayor to run the city government. Jockeying among aldermen for political influence is often associated with machine politics.