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Surfs Up At Wilson/Montrose Avenue Beach

An overview of the proposed surf area with the Wilson Avenue Beach House visible on the left (Facebook) via the 46th Ward office: Alderman Cappleman is hosting a community meeting at Clarendon Park Community Center on Thursday evening May 19th beginning at 7:00pm. Show More Summary

CHICAGO FIRE Sneak Peek: Casey Tackles Gang Violence

On this week’s CHICAGO FIRE, Casey is approached by a woman who urges him to use his position as Alderman to make a change about the gang life in his ward. Her grandson, a high schooler Casey rescued earlier that day, was attacked by a gang three days before graduation. The grandmother insists the boy […]

Emanuel's 4th Ward alderman pick is friends with Obamas

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pick for 4th Ward alderman is a former school administrator and community volunteer with friends in very high places. During a Tuesday City Hall meet-and-greet session with her potential future colleagues, Sophia King confirmed that she and husband Alan King are friends of...

Emanuel appoints longtime Kenwood resident as 4th Ward alderman

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a longtime Kenwood resident as 4th Ward alderman after reviewing the applications of 18 candidates, his office announced Monday night. Sophia King, 50, has lived in Chicago for three decades, according to a news release from the mayor’s office. State records show...

Chicago Strip Clubs Could Serve Liquor, And Help Fund Anti-Sex Assault Programs

We spoke with the Christian alderman spearheading this ordinance—who doesn't have any strip clubs in her ward, but still views this as "right." [ more › ]

Rahm Lied Again?

Darn those manpower numbers : 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s latest newsletter has an update on the long-promised filling of 25 police officer vacancies in the 19th district. The update came in a phone call from a top executive police...Show More Summary

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer Teases "Temptation" and "Corruption" Ahead in Political Race

Chicago Fire is getting political this season now that Casey (Jesse Spencer) is running for City Council. The firefighter is hoping to become the newest alderman of his ward. With one...

Chicago Has Officially Approved Its First Cat Café

"I will be first in line for a latte and some quality time with the kittens," said Alderman of the 50th Ward Debra Silverstein. [ more › ]

Burke Strikes Again

Is there anything this nanny-state alder-ass-munch can keep his nose out of? Professional baseball players could be banned from using smokeless tobacco in Chicago.A proposal is in front of the City Council from 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke, who wants to ban players from using chewing tobacco at Wrigley and U.S. Show More Summary

Emanuel spells out steps in picking new 4th Ward alderman

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has laid out the process by which he will pick an alderman to represent the South Side lakefront 4th Ward, at least until a special election to fill the seat. As he did with two prior aldermanic appointments, Emanuel has named a five-person panel to interview applicants. The...

Aurora alderman arrested again, charged with retail theft

Aurora Alderman Lynne Johnson has been arrested and charged with retail theft again, according to police records. Johnson, the 10th Ward alderman, was arrested Sunday evening at a Meijer store in her ward at 808 Route 59, according to an arrest report. She was charged with a misdemeanor. Johnson...

Hyde Park Alderman Resigns To Work For Airbnb

After serving five years on City Council, alderman Will Burns will resign his post serving the 4th Ward to take a position with the short term rental site Airbnb [ more › ]

"Who Is My Alderman? What Ward Do I Live In?"

Although Uptown is one community, it is divided between three different wards (46, 47, and 48) and represented by three different aldermen (James Cappleman, Ameya Pawar, and Harry Osterman, respectively). The ward boundaries can be confusing and we get a lot of questions asking which alderman should be contacted regarding various issues. Show More Summary

Nancy Maldonado, Wife of Ald. Roberto Maldonado, Dies

Nancy Maldonado, the wife of 26th ward alderman Roberto Maldonaldo, died on Tuesday. [ more › ]

Man Turns Himself For Sexual Assault Near The Red Line

A Rogers Park man turned himself into the 49th Ward Alderman, then to police, as the perpetrator of a robbery and sexual assault near the Jarvis Red Line station. [ more › ]

Another Chicago alderman moves to keep food carts out of affluent, North Side neighborhood

Another Chicago alderman is moving to limit where newly legal food carts can operate in the city. Alderman Michele Smith, 43rd Ward, introduced an ordinance Dec. 9 that would ban food carts from a number of heavily trafficked areas in...Show More Summary

Another Chicago alderman moves to keep food carts out of affluent, North Side neighborhood

Another Chicago alderman is moving to limit where newly legal food carts can operate in the city. Alderman Michele Smith, 43rd Ward, introduced an ordinance Dec. 9 that would ban food carts from a number of heavily trafficked areas in the popular Lincoln Park neighborhood. Show More Summary

Aloe Plaza Lighting Is Too Bright

Aloe Plaza, across Market Street from Union Station, used to be very dark at night — too dark. While Kacie Starr Triplett was Alderman of the 6th Ward new lighting was added. The best that can be said is that it’s no longer dark. From a distance, the lighting does...

Help 46th Ward Kids Stay Warm This Winter

From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"We are launching our first annual Hat & Mitten Drive, along with Alderman Cappleman's office, to support 46th Ward students at Brennemann, Courtenay, Disney, Greeley, McCutcheon, and Uplift.We will be collecting new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves of all sizes for our 46th Ward students though December 14. Show More Summary

Alderman: Riot Fest cleanup could cost $100,000

Repairs following a rainy Riot Fest that transformed areas of Douglas Park into ankle-deep mud could cost $100,000, according to initial estimates by an alderman whose ward includes part of the park.

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