Aldermen Bypass Mayor on Arbitration, Rideshare; Paid Sick Leave Glides Through Committee

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Ald. Ed Burke (14) calls for a surprise vote that impacts millions of dollars worth of city contracts (and helps him look tough on business during a bad week of Donald Trump headlines), while Ald. Anthony Beale’s (9) strict rules on ride-share companies passes through committee in about five minutes. Both signal the Mayor was having a tough week winning over aldermen. And after a nearly three year fight and despite pressure from business groups, workers win five days of paid sick leave.