5th Ward Alderperson Leslie Hairston announces retirement from Chicago City Council

5th Ward Alderperson Leslie Hairston announces retirement from Chicago City Council

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Friday, August 26, 2022 11:45PM

CHICAGO (TOC) — One other Chicago alderman has introduced their retirement from the Metropolis Council. Fifth Ward Alderperson Leslie Hariston introduced Friday that she can be retiring on the finish of her time period in 2023.

Hairston mentioned in a press launch that she’s served the general public for greater than 30 years, but it surely was time for a change.

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The South Shore metropolis council member is now the fifth to announce a call to not run for re-election in current months.

Hariston has been a member of the Chicago Metropolis Council since 1999 and hopes that the one that takes her place continues to serve the fifth Ward like she has.

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“It has been an honor for me to characterize and serve one of the unbiased wards within the metropolis of Chicago,” Hairston mentioned. “I hope the following alderperson will proceed in the identical fifth Ward custom and serve with integrity, independence and perseverance.”

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