CHICAGO - The Detroit City Council yesterday narrowly approved a pair of proposals that would begin proceedings to force indicted Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.

The council voted 5 to 4 in favor of a proposal that would begin forfeiture of office proceedings against Kilpatrick, who faces eight felony counts stemming from testimony in a 2007 whistleblower's police trial. In a separate 5-to-4 vote, the council passed a proposal asking Gov. Jennifer Granholm to remove Kilpatrick from office.

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