Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not ask the City Council to appoint a replacement for convicted Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) before the April 2 election.Ted Cox/DNAinfo; Kelly Bauer/DNAinfo

Denying Rumors, Rahm Says He Won’t Appoint Interim 20th Ward Alderman To Replace Disgraced Cochran Before Election

Rumors that the mayor might make a last-minute appointment to fill Ald. Willie Cochran's vacant seat prompted one concerned citizen to start a petition.

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Apartment Complex Replacing Avondale’s Red Apple Buffet Calls For Rents Between $2K – $2.5K, No Affordable Units

Some neighbors took issue with the rent prices, saying longtime residents can't afford it. "To be perfectly blunt, no family can afford $2,500 a month in this neighborhood," one said.