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The last to wear the crown
Margaret Laurino comes from a political family and is married to the former Democratic Party committeeman in her ward.Her father was charged with fraud before his death and her appointment to the City Council in his place. Most of her money comes from business including contributions from Imperial Realty and Shirley Marx, the owner of a moving company.
As Take Back Chicago put it, Laurino, "Votes with Mayor over 89% of the time. Deaf ear to school closings. Actively opposes legislation that would benefit their constituents. Supports privatization and anti-worker schemes. Works to put public money into private hands."
Alderman Laurino is not running for re-election this year. Her nephew, John D'Amico, is the representative for Illinois House District 15 and is characterized as a machine politician because of his close ties with Michael Madigan.