August marks the first 100 days of our recently elected alderpeople’s four-year terms. That’s why City Bureau, the South Side-based civic journalism lab, hosted a workshop series with Chicago United for Equity in wards around the city to tackle two questions: What has your alderperson been up to since taking office? How can we hold City Council accountable in between elections?

The following is a condensed version of our accountability workshop. Learn more about City Bureau’s Public Newsroom series at To get access to our full series of activities, please email

Spanish translation coming soon

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