From the Sun-Times: "Ald. Helen Shiller (46th) is the first Chicago aldermen to publicly declare her decision not to seek re-election. But, she won't be the last. [...]
... at least eight more sitting aldermen may not run next year to avoid an anti-incumbent tidal wave sweeping the nation and a local electorate livid about everything from the parking meter mess, service cuts and corruption scandals to rising crime and property taxes. ... This time, it looks like a lot of aldermen are thinking about jumping to avoid being pushed."