HYDE PARK — Mayor Rahm Emanuel will start accepting applications Friday morning for people who want to serve as interim 4th Ward alderman.
Starting on March 1, Emanuel has 60 days to name a replacement for Burns, who said on Feb. 1 he would resign to take a job at AirBnB.
Emanuel has named a five-person committee to help him sift through the applications, including the Rev. Richard Tolliver of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church; Bonnie Sanchez of the Near South Planning Board; Kenwood resident Paula Wolff of the Illinois Justice Project; Kenwood resident and attorney Bill Lowry; and Ald. Michelle Harris (8th).
Tolliver will be chairman of the committee.
The new alderman must be selected by April 29 and is expected to be sworn in on May 18.
The application is available on the city’s website.
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