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...
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 › ]
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, the wife of 26th ward alderman Roberto Maldonaldo, died on Tuesday. [ more › ]
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 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 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, 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...
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
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.
From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"After voting in a new board and being blessed with a number of new volunteers to help us, we're ready to launch our Fall School Supply Drive! Along with Alderman James Cappleman 's office, we are...Show More Summary
The concerts at Montrose Beach are too loud. The new sound system at Wrigley Field is disturbing the peace. The fireworks are traumatizing our dogs. People in the 15th Ward are partying past the alderman's bedtime.
One alderman who says the partying in his ward has gotten out of control is proposing a motion to ban loud music after 8 p.m. in Chicago. [ more › ]
Saturday morning, Ald. Pawar will lead a bike ride around the 47th Ward, between 8:30am and 10:30am. It's a very Divvy-friendly and family-friendly route, starting out at Ravenswood and Berteau, at Montrose Metro Community Gardens (on the West side of the Ravenswood Metra tracks). Show More Summary
A former chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for accepting a $7,500 cash bribe from a businessman seeking to open a liquor store in the alderman's South Side ward.
In his weekly newsletter, Ald. Cappleman outlined his vision for the next four years in the 46th Ward:"Last Monday, I was honored to be sworn in for a second term as your alderman. Think back about what the 46th Ward was like 4 years ago. Show More Summary
Please join us for the annual "State of Uptown" luncheon with speakers Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward), Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th Ward), and Alderman Harry Osterman (48th Ward) as well as Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District). Show More Summary
Drag racers on Lower Wacker Drive could soon get detoured as local authorities continue to try and shut down the popular after-hours activity. Police are currently working with 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly to create solutions. [ more › ]
Ald. Roberto Maldonado reportedly has serious doubts about allowing the festival to return to Humboldt Park this fall. [ more › ]
The final numbers are in from the aldermanic runoff, with provisional and absentee votes counted. 118 additional votes were counted in the 46th Ward, but the percentages remain the same: JAMES CAPPLEMAN - 7,035 votes - 53.70% AMY CRAWFORD...Show More Summary