Aldermen celebrate Halloween by trading places

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A pair of Chicago aldermen celebrated Halloween Wednesday by trading places.

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), a die-hard Cubs fan whose ward includes Wrigley Field, donned a camouflage version of a White Sox jersey and read aloud from a tongue-in-cheek history of the team.

Ald. Jim Balcer (11th), a died-in-the-wool Sox fan who is also a decorated Viet Nam War veteran and the City Council champion on veterans issues, wore a Cubs jersey and did the same for the North Siders, who haven’t won the World Series since 1908.

“I always wanted to be in the military,” Tunney said.

That gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opening to quip, “Because of President Obama, you will be.”

Emanuel, Obama’s first White House chief-of-staff, was obviously referring to Obama’s decision to repeal the military’s, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule.

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