CHICAGO (WLS) -- A bench trial starts Wednesday for 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Munoz.
Munoz has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after police said Munoz got into a verbal argument with his wife on New Year's Eve and it escalated and became physical. His wife subsequently filed for divorce.
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Munoz pleaded not guilty. Following the incident, Munoz check himself into a rehabilitation facility in January. He did not run for re-election.
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Bench trial for Alderman Ricardo Munoz begins Wednesday