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Bernard “Berny” Stone served as the Democratic alderman of Chicago’s 50th Ward, which included the city’s Far North Side, from 1973 to 2011. Stone held the second-longest term as the city’s alderman only behind politician Edward Burke. He also held the ceremonial position of vice mayor from 1998 to 2011. Stone temporary split from the Democratic Party when he unsuccessfully ran for Cook County recorder of deeds on the Republic ticket. His peers in City Hall characterized Stone as a colorful character who sometimes sparred with other politicians. At one point in his career, Stone went so far as to call former Alderman Luis Gutierrez a “little pipsqueak”. His short naps during council meetings were also well documented by local newspapers.
Geiger, K., & Washburn, G. (2014, December 22). Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87. Chicago Tribune. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/chi-bernie-stone-dead-20141...