Ald. Tom Tunney, of the city's buzzkill ward, is seeking restrictions on head shops. [ more › ]
Riverwest Music Festival's lineup is impressive if you're a fan of house and electronic dance music and Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. of the 27th Ward, a self-proclaimed “house head,” is thrilled about it. [ more › ]
For those who still follow the exploits of former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller, here's the latest on her quest to become the City Council's independent financial analyst. The Sun-Times isn't enthusiastic about the rumors, going as...Show More Summary
Early implementation of ward remap leaves many voters wondering which alderman to call When a Gold Coast resident heard about plans to build two high-rises down the block from her home, she did what any Chicagoan would do: She contacted her alderman to express her concerns.
Kacie Starr Triplett was elected 6th ward alderman in March 2007, after getting just over 50% of the votes in a 3-way primary for the Democratic nomination, there was no challenger in the April 3, 2007 general election. Triplett, reelected in 2011, was the youngest elected official in city hall...
Chicago’s new ward maps are set to take effect in 2015 (although some ward offices aren’t waiting for next year, to the surprise of residents) so it’s time to see if your new alderman, if you were mapped out of your old ward, has the necessary clout to get shit done. [ more › ]
Join Alderman Harry Osterman, local police officers and your neighbors to discuss various safety needs for designated areas during during our annual 48th Ward Block-by-Block safety meetings. If you have any questions, please contactShow More Summary
A year ago Participatory Budgeting in St. Louis was just an idea advanced by 6th Ward aldermanic candidate Michelle Witthaus. In a poll in March 2013, readers supported the concept of Participatory Budgeting. The idea could’ve ended with the March primary election, when Christine Ingrassia won the 3-way race. Ingrassia liked...
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