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Helen In The Headlines

Nearly four years after she stepped out of the alderman's office, former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller is still making headlines.In sum: One of Uptown's three aldermen, Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), is trying to kickstart a bit of reform...Show More Summary

Ballots Are Set For Aldermanic Races

Ready, Set, Go!Unlike four years ago, when a massive number of appeals were filed in the three wards' aldermanic races, there were no challenges or objections to any of the nominating petitions of candidates running for alderman in Uptown.While...Show More Summary

Another Candidate Enters The 47th Ward Aldermanic Race

It looks like Ald. Pawar may have some competition. Businessman Rory Fiedler has announced his candidacy for 47th Ward alderman. He says on his campaign website, "I am a lifelong resident of the area, attending Queen of Angels Grammar School and Lane Tech High School. Show More Summary

Another Candidate Joins the 46th Ward Aldermanic Race

A third declared candidate has entered the 46th Ward aldermanic race. An Uptown resident, Amy Crawford is a partner with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis and on the board of North Side Community Federal Credit Union. You can read more about her at her campaign website, AmyFor46.wordpress.com. Show More Summary

Alderman to change or cancel Wicker Park Christmas Crawl

UPDATE: RedEye has received a statement from the offices of the 1st Ward and Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno.  "Earlier today, we saw the story the RedEye posted. Since then, we've heard from the local community, from the bar owners to the police and at this point, our decision is to change the event or get rid of it altogether. Show More Summary

Fioretti: Announcement On Mayoral Run By End Of Week

The 2nd Ward Alderman could end the suspense on whether he'll challenge Rahm Emanuel. [ more › ]

State Street Resurfacing to Be Completed in Time for the Marathon

Looking North on State Street from Randolph. Photo credit: Becky Schultz On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Loop Alliance and the Office of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly held a community meeting to provide Loop stakeholders, business owners, and residents with...

Balcer stepping down from council; Daley nephew in running as replacement

The longtime alderman from the ancestral Southwest Side ward of the Daley clan is retiring, which leaves an opening for a third-generation Daley to run for the Chicago City Council seat with his family’s backing.

Ald. Balcer To Retire; Daley Relative In Line To Replace Him?

The 11th Ward alderman, former Marine and Vietnam veteran told CBS 2’s Jay Levine he’s stepping down next April so that he may “pursue treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from his military service in Vietnam.” [ more › ]

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Dates Set For McCormick Place Hotel and Arena Construction

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Tuesday night, the 3rd ward's alderman Pat Dowell hosted a public meeting where McCormick Place representatives presented an update on the ongoing development project to expand the convention facility's footprint by constructing a new Pelli Clarke Pelli designed arena...

Alderman Charged With ‘Unlawful Assembly’ In Ferguson

Antonio French, a Democratic St. Louis alderman, who’s been videotaping events in Ferguson, MO, was arrested Wednesday night. French, alderman of the 21st ward in St. Louis, was taken into custody, said his wife, Jasenka Benac French, who uses the Twitter handle @senka. She tweeted that “@antonioFrench is in Ferguson jail,” and that he had [...]

Ferguson Far From Over

Two tweets in the last hour from Antonio French, Alderman of the 21st Ward, St. Louis... More police on the scene. They are getting shotguns and rifles out of their trunks. pic.twitter.com/l9HR8LXBH6 — Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 12, 2014 Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area. Show More Summary

Fioretti Exploring a Run

Might actually have a real shot if the field isn't too crowded : Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it.The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed today that he has hired a campaign adviser. Show More Summary

Tuesday: The Return of Helen Shiller To City Government?

For those who still follow the exploits of former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller, here's a little tutorial on how Chicago works. You can do a horrible interview, you can be considered far from the best candidate for a job, but if you've...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Alderman Seeks Restrictions on Head Shops

Ald. Tom Tunney, of the city's buzzkill ward, is seeking restrictions on head shops. [ more › ]

Alderman: Community Supports Riverwest Music Festival 'One Hundred Percent'

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 › ]

Shiller For City Council Financial Analyst? Sun-Times Says "The Fix Is In" & "Unwise Choice"

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

Frustration over new map for Chicago aldermen

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.

Poll: Thoughts on Former Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett’s Personal Use of Campaign Funds

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...

See How Much Clout Your Alderman Has With This Handy Map

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 › ]

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