Ald. Carrie Austin gives son top ward job

By Fran Spielman City Hall Reporter

If they ever make a sit-com about Chicago’s City Hall, it might be called, “All in the Family.”

Now, Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) has crafted a new episode — by installing her son as her ward superintendent.

Until recently, Lemuel Austin III was a $73,216-a year laborer for the Department of Water Management.

Now, he has his mother’s political fate in his hands. As ward superintendent, he will be paid $75,512 a year and be singularly responsible for housekeeping in the South Side ward — everything from snow removal, garbage collection and street sweeping to tree trimming, graffiti removal and rodent control.

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