During my bartending days on the North Side, I was always amazed at how many smart, whiskey-drinking people didn't know which ward they live in, who their alderman is or the address of the local ward office.
After Tuesday's elections, we've got 8 new aldermen to get to know and some to say goodbye to others. What better way celebrate democracy than to watch the thrill of victory and agony defeat for yourself.
Here are some additional election day video for your viewing pleasure.
Re-elected Ald. Bernie Stone 50th He's been in office for as long as I've been alive.
And the 50th Ward loser, or should I say runner-up, Naisy Dolar. It's more fun to say loser.
Re-elected Ald. Vi Daley, 43rd.
Alderman-elect Pat Dowell, who beat Dorothy "The Hat" Tillman in the 3rd Ward. It was a bitter campaign, as shown by this election day video documentary called "Poll watcher face off."
Ald. Shirley Coleman (16th) also got beat by JoAnn Thompson.