This surfaced then submerged with astonishing speed: What happened one night under the same roof as the 28th Ward alderman’s office did not stay in the 28th Ward.So Ald. Jason Ervin has joined the ranks of politicians who’ve learned the hard way that it’s easy for camera phones and social media to take private moments and make them very public.[...]Show More Summary
But crime is down: An alderman warns homeowners and businesses about a rash of burglaries in his ward on the city's North Side. 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney says he is working closely with the 19th District police commander, and that the burglaries are happening during the day when people are at work.Shattered shards of glass littered the floor. Show More Summary
When a group of Yale students fielded the first Republican candidate for Ward One alderman of New Haven, Conn., in 20 years, some members of the Yale administration sought to silence their campaigning. Ben Mallet, a sophomore at Yale...Show More Summary
Once again, the first Line of Duty death is attracting outside attention. Politics, aldermanic egos and who-knows-what clash over two men dead over a century-and -a-half. On Dec. 5, 1853 — 160 years ago this Thursday — 9th Ward Constable James Quinn died of injuries from two beatings. Show More Summary
From Ald. Cappleman's latest newsletter:"Parking Tickets for Street Cleaning. If you received a parking ticket for street cleaning today (Tuesday, Nov. 26), please contact the Alderman's office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can provide you with a letter of support to be excused from paying this ticket.No tickets should be issued because there was no street cleaning."
CHICAGO — It’s become increasingly normal to see art shows in unusual locations, but recently I found one in a place that was a first for me: a Chicago alderman’s office. The politician is Ameya Pawar, alderman for the 47th ward on Chicago’s...Show More Summary
From the 46th Ward aldermanic office: "Ald. Cappleman is pleased to able to support the Preservation Division effort to designate 4015 N. Sheridan Rd. as a City of Chicago Landmark building.This landmark recommendation will be considered at the November 7th Commission on Chicago Landmarks meeting, scheduled for 12:45 pm in City Hall, Room 201-A."
Tonight is the third 48th Ward Town Hall meeting (and the only one in Uptown). Show up to hear what's going on in the 48th Ward and ask questions! It all happens at the Self-Help Home, 908 West Argyle, at 7pm. The Alderman and staffShow More Summary
The vote is now 49-to-1: A Northwest Side alderman whose ward is home to scores of Chicago Police officers urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday not to use a paperwork mistake made by the police union president to deny rank-and-file police officers their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise in 2012.Ald. Show More Summary
18 months before the next aldermanic election, we have the first hat -- well, scarf -- thrown into the ring for 2015. Denice Davis, former Chief of Staff for Ald. Helen Shiller, has announced her candidacy for 46th Ward Alderman. Her campaign Facebook page is here.
The deal between the Town of Cicero and former 25th Ward Ald. Ambrosio Medrano proves once again disgraced former Chicago politicians can find a soft place to fall in the suburb. [ more › ]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and local residents today to unveil the design concept for the new Chinatown Library Branch, which will open in 2015 and replace a rental branch that serves 21,000 patrons a month. Show More Summary
Together with 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman, we are so excited to announce our first fundraiser to benefit the students and teachers in the public schools in the 46th Ward! We hope you will join us on Thursday, August 22 from 7:00 p.m. Show More Summary
Mayor Emanuel announced State Rep. Deb Mell would succeed her father, Dick, as 33rd Ward Alderman Wednesday morning, a move as expected as the sun rising in the east and the Cubs and White Sox being out of playoff contention before the All-Star break. [ more › ]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today named state Rep. Deb Mell to succeed her retiring father, longtime 33rd Ward Ald. Richard Mell, on the Chicago City Council.
As expected, Deb Mell filed paperwork to replace her father as 33rd Ward Alderman. Mayor Emanuel, meanwhile, named a candidate screening committee and promised a transparent replacement process. [ more › ]
Proco Joe Moreno shatters the image of a stereotypical politician. Claiming the title of the youngest alderman to serve Chicago’s 1st Ward, Moreno subscribes to the progressive caucus, is an avid supporter of the arts, and is passionate...Show More Summary
The aldercreature from the Mag Mile is worried: Alderman Brendan Reilly wants help to protect the marquee Chicago neighborhood he serves as a legislator from wild teens.Reilly, who's 42nd Ward encompasses the Magnificent Mile where hundreds...Show More Summary
The alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field said Wednesday that the idea of replacing the ballpark's iconic scoreboard with a giant video screen was discussed and dismissed during negotiations over how to pay for renovations at the park.
Brace yourself Cubs fans. You might want to make sure you're seated for this one. The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Tuesday that Alderman Tom Tunney of the 44th Ward suggested to the Cubs that they remove the iconic manual green scoreboard in center field. Show More Summary