Bill Ocasio bids emotional farewell to city council

May 30, 2009 4:16:21 PM PDT
Chicago Alderman Billy Ocasio was overcome with emotion Saturday as he said goodbye before leaving the city council.Ocasio began, "Let me thank you for?," but for a moment, the 26th Ward alderman couldn't continue.

Many of his constituents applauded him.

Ocasio is resigning to become a senior adviser on social justice issues to Governor Pat Quinn.

He has been an alderman since 1993.