Toward the end of the second recess at Tuesday night's marathon council meeting, around 12:30 Wednesday morning, Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele left the meeting.
It did not go unnoticed. At the council's October meeting, several of Pham-Remmele's colleagues left in protest of her drawn-out questions, breaking quorum and bringing the meeting to an end.
Ald. Steve King, one of those who walked out in October, pointed at Pham-Remmele's empty chair and groused to reporters: "Are you going to be covering this in the press that she walked out and she's not going to be debating this?"