Extremely Local News: Ald. Jim Gardiner in hot water after texts leak

Bob Sirott

Members of the the Chicago City Council convene at City Hall, Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021. Wednesday marked the first in-person council meeting since the start of the coronavirus pandemic more than a year ago. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

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