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Photos: Former Alderman Bernard Stone 1927-2014

Former alderman Bernard Stone, who represented the 50th Ward on Chicago’s Far North Side before losing a re-election bid in 2011, died early Monday morning.

Alderman Bernie Stone after a city council meeting in 2010. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times library

Chicago Alderman Bernard Stone, who is running for re-election after having been in the city council since 1973, is shown in 2011. | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times library

Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) listens to speakers talk about the 2010 U.S. Census during a press conference at Soldier Field. | Sun-Times library

Ald. Bernard Stone at a council meeting in 2008. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times library

A 1996 Neighborhood meeting regarding disposal of possibly toxic remains of factory. The Norwood community is complaining of nausea, bad smell and worse—Alderman Bernard Stone speaks his piece on behalf of the neighborhood residents of which he’s one. | Sun-Times library

Ald Bernard Stone celebrates his 80th birthday in the City Council annex at City Hall in 2007. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

Ald Bernard Stone celebrates his 80th birthday in the City Council annex at City Hall in 2007. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

Dorothy Tillman is greeted by Ald. Bernard Stone before a city council meeting in 1987. | Sun-Times library

Ald Bernard Stone at his ward office 2 days before a run-off election in 2007. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

Alderman Bernard Stone is all smiles after hanging up the phone with opponent Naisy Dolar, who called Stone to concede the election in 2007. | Sun-Times library

Alderman Bernard Stone listens intently to the speakers at the Holocaust Remebrance day at Harold Washington Library in 1998. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times library

Ald Bernard Stone during a council meeting in 2000. | Sun-Times library

Ald Bernard Stone during a council meeting in 2000. | Sun-Times library

Mayor Daley talks to Ald. Bernie Stone after introducing, “Interpreter of Maladies” by author Jhumpa Lahiri as the latest “One Book, One Chicago” selection in 2006. | Sun-Times library

Alderman Bernie Stone announces that he will seek another term Iin 2007. | Sun-Times library

Ald. Bernard Stone at the City Council meeting March 9, 2011. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times Library

An angry Ald, Bernard L. Stone shouts at Ald. Luis V.Gutierrez during a city Council meeting in 1985. Gutierrez had ridiculed those opposed to Mayor WashingtonÕs proposed tax increase. Attempts by Ald. David Orr (left) to calm Stone prompted a shove from Stone that knocked Orr off his feet. Police marched onto the council floor and restored order. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times library

An angry Ald, Bernard L. Stone shouts at Ald. Luis V.Gutierrez during a city Council meeting in 1985. Gutierrez had ridiculed those opposed to Mayor WashingtonÕs proposed tax increase. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times library

Ald. Bernard L. Stone’s Council seat is a folding lawn chair during a 1984 City Council session. He brought in the chair after growing tired of efforts to get repairs for his chamber easy chair. | Sun-Times library

Bernard Stone in 1973. | Sun-Times library

Ald. Bernard Stone at a council meeting in 1985. | Sun-Times library

Terry Gainer running for Cook County States Attorney, Ed Vrdolvak running for Clerk of The Circuit Court and Bernard Stone, running for Recorder of Deeds in 1987. | Sun-Times library

Alderman Bernard Stone leaves a 2008 City Council meeting. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library