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This Dumbass Again

Aldercreature Arena's media outreach people don't seem capable of keeping their boss out of the news: 45th Ward Alderman John Arena is facing criticism for a Facebook post about a police commander who died and allowing controversial comments to flood his page.The commander was killed Feb. Show More Summary

Aldermanic Ward Night Schedule

Ald. Pawar has announced that the 47th Ward's next Ward Night (after-business-hours opportunities to speak with the alderman or his staff) will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 5pm-7pm at the ward office, located at 4243 North Lincoln.If...Show More Summary

"The Renslow" Rendering Surfaces For Former Man's Country Site

5015 N. Clark, "The Renslow" (Quest Realty) We now know what to expect on the site of the now shuttered Man's Country Bathhouse in Alderman Ameya Pawar's 47th Ward:According to Crain's Chicago BusinessA developer will name a new Andersonville...Show More Summary

48th Ward Youth Advisory Council Seeks Student Members

From Ald. Osterman's newsletter:Alderman Osterman's Youth Advisory Council is looking for youth representatives to serve on the council. We hope to have every school in the 48th Ward represented.Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Latin School Uptown & Edgewater Community Space (4956 N. Show More Summary

Winter Clothing Drive Begins For 46th Ward Schools

From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"Let's help our 46th Ward students get ready for winter! Once again, we're partnering with Alderman James Cappleman to collect donations of NEW coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves of all sizes (preschool to adult). Show More Summary

Marches, Positive Loitering, And Hot Dogs As Part of 20th District Community Events, Today Through Monday

click to enlarge After the recent drug sting, the 20th District will be holding community events through Monday."Join the 20th District Chicago Police Department CAPS office along with 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, 46th Ward Alderman...Show More Summary

Sunday Poll: Should the City of St. Louis Legalize Marijuana?

One of four new board bills introduced on Friday The bill, sponsored by Alderman Megan Green, 15th Ward, would stop enforcement of any laws that permit “the civil or criminal punishment for the use or possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia against any individual or entity,” except under certain circumstances....

Where Are They Now? Heading West

Those who remember former 46th Ward alderman Helen Shiller might be interested to know that she has moved her "resilient & relentless" activism from Uptown to Chicago's West Side.Brendan Shiller is holding a fundraiser for his Westside...Show More Summary

A Private Hotline?

Does everyone have access to this "Bat-phone" device? It’s no secret: In Chicago, ordinary citizens routinely endure long waits for routine police service. But 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney is not a common citizen. He’s an alderman so...Show More Summary

Activists Blast 'Leftist Cool Kids' After Anti-Gentrification Vandalism Of Alderman's Office

"Lets stop venting like children and organize for it," wrote the Chicago Housing Initiative after a North Side ward office was vandalized last week. [ more › ]

Charter Amendments On General Election Ballot

A week from tomorrow is the general election in St. Louis.  I already posted about the School Board & Junior College Board races. We all know about the mayor’s race, and some of us live in a ward electing an alderman to a 4-year term. All of us have the following six...

This is "Progressive"?

Everyone pretty much agrees aldercreature Arena is a scumbag. Following a contentious meeting with his constituents, he issued this statement via Twitter: He is now taking heat from Indiana : Insults hurled by 45th Ward Alderman John...Show More Summary

Squirrel Gets Payback Against Politician Who Spoke Out Against the Rodents

Just weeks after Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. of Chicago’s 21st ward gave a speech decrying “aggressive squirrels,” the rodents seem to have...

Politician who went on anti-squirrel tirade is hospitalized after squirrel gets revenge.

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Chicago politician Howard Brookins Jr. went on a public tirade against squirrels last month that may have come back to haunt him. In October, the alderman for Chicago's 21st ward ranted about "aggressive squirrels" which he said were terrorizing the city-supplied garbage cans. Show More Summary

Politician Who Criticized Squirrels Gets Hospitalized By Squirrel

Maybe Howard Brookins Jr. will think twice before he criticizes squirrels again. In October, the alderman for Chicago’s 21st ward went on a public tirade about “aggressive squirrels,” griping that the furry critters kept eating through the city-supplied garbage cans. But Brookins had no idea just how “aggressive” squirrels could be. Show More Summary

46th Ward Back To School Event August 18 At Gill Park

From Ald. Cappleman's office: "As we wind down this Summer and look toward the Fall, we are looking forward to another 46th Ward Back to School event. Alderman Cappleman will be hosting this event at Gill Park on August 18th, 2016 from 4-7PM. Show More Summary

Rogue Tickets? Watch Your Car For 7-Day Tow Notices

Something to keep an eye out for, unfortunately. If this has happened to you, please contact your alderman. In this case, it took place in the 48th Ward, Harry Osterman's turf.A reader wrote in:"Hey there,Sending this message because I'm not sure if we have an unscrupulous city employee wandering Uptown. Show More Summary

King Rahm for Alderman!

(Chicago-Thursday June 2, 2016) Appointed 4th Ward Interim Alderman Holds Fundraiser Next Door to Opponents Campaign Office. When I heard that Rahm Emanuel's 4th Ward Aldermanic Appointee was having her fundraiser literally next door...Show More Summary

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 […]

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