The Chicago City Council's two longest-serving women both will step down at the end of their terms. Lakefront Alds. Helen Shiller, 46th, and Mary Ann Smith, 48th, each said today that they will not be on the February ballot for re-election.
Shiller, who was first elected in 1987, said she has accomplished what she set out to in her North Side ward.
Smith confirmed that she won't seek re-election in her North Side ward and told the Tribune she would explain why later today.