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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 […]

Emanuel's 4th Ward alderman pick is friends with Obamas

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pick for 4th Ward alderman is a former school administrator and community volunteer with friends in very high places. During a Tuesday City Hall meet-and-greet session with her potential future colleagues, Sophia King confirmed that she and husband Alan King are friends of...

Chicago Strip Clubs Could Serve Liquor, And Help Fund Anti-Sex Assault Programs

We spoke with the Christian alderman spearheading this ordinance—who doesn't have any strip clubs in her ward, but still views this as "right." [ more › ]

Rahm Lied Again?

Darn those manpower numbers : 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s latest newsletter has an update on the long-promised filling of 25 police officer vacancies in the 19th district. The update came in a phone call from a top executive police...Show More Summary

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer Teases "Temptation" and "Corruption" Ahead in Political Race

Chicago Fire is getting political this season now that Casey (Jesse Spencer) is running for City Council. The firefighter is hoping to become the newest alderman of his ward. With one...

Chicago Has Officially Approved Its First Cat Café

"I will be first in line for a latte and some quality time with the kittens," said Alderman of the 50th Ward Debra Silverstein. [ more › ]

Burke Strikes Again

Is there anything this nanny-state alder-ass-munch can keep his nose out of? Professional baseball players could be banned from using smokeless tobacco in Chicago.A proposal is in front of the City Council from 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke, who wants to ban players from using chewing tobacco at Wrigley and U.S. Show More Summary

Emanuel spells out steps in picking new 4th Ward alderman

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has laid out the process by which he will pick an alderman to represent the South Side lakefront 4th Ward, at least until a special election to fill the seat. As he did with two prior aldermanic appointments, Emanuel has named a five-person panel to interview applicants. The...

Hyde Park Alderman Resigns To Work For Airbnb

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 › ]

"Who Is My Alderman? What Ward Do I Live In?"

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, Wife of Ald. Roberto Maldonado, Dies

Nancy Maldonado, the wife of 26th ward alderman Roberto Maldonaldo, died on Tuesday. [ more › ]

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