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Roderick Sawyer, 6th Ward 

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ENTERED OFFICE: Rookie, defeating incumbent Freddrenna Lyle in a runoff

PREVIOUS LIFE: Attorney who's worked for the state of Illinois and Odelson & Sterk, which led unsuccessful challenge to Emanuel's residency

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Father Eugene Sawyer was Sixth Ward alderman and mayor

PROSPECTS: Emanuel, who endorsed Lyle, may never forget—but when a deal needs to be made he occasionally forgives.

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