President pro tempore of the City Council and chairman of its powerful zoning committee, Sólis survived a tough runoff election last year. A stalwart Daley supporter, he has saddled up with the new mayor, and insiders say he is now Emanuel’s sounding board on Hispanic-related issues.
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