Troutman, who represents the South Side's 20th Ward, was arrested for allegedly taking money to grease the way for a real estate development at 5730 S. Halsted St.Now if this wasn't the cooperating witness but a real developer looking for some property or whatever, she just got them. They would have been had. And she would really be dancing then, if she hadn't been caught.
But the site in question, as it turns out, isn't even in Troutman's ward.
If the 5730 property "was on the other side of the street, it would have been in the 20th," said Thomas Leach, a spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners who double-checked the city ward map at the Tribune's request. But the site is actually in the adjacent 16th Ward, he said.
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