NEW ALDERMAN IN CHICAGO HAS IRS LIEN Despite having an $18,450 federal tax lien filed against her, Angela Clay won the election

A newly elected alderman in Chicago owes the Internal Revenue Service $18,450 in unpaid taxes.

Angela Clay won the election to represent the city’s 46th Ward despite having a tax lien filed against her.

In addition, Clay did not disclose that she operated a company that received nearly $42,000 in federal pandemic-related relief funds.

A community organizer and Uptown native, Clay will replace James Cappleman, who is retiring from the City Council after serving three terms.

Clay’s campaign manager told the Chicago Sun-Times that the tax lien was the result of an “honest mistake” and “an-all-too common experience for working-class Chicagoans.”

“Like many other small business owners, Angela faced many obstacles in staying afloat during the pandemic,” said Emily Isaacson.