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Danny Solis

A Change of Heart on Charters for Alderman Moreno?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Public scrutiny may have given the alderman a change of heart regarding charter schools. This was not the first time his education policy preferences caused a backlash. This time, Moreno may have actually gotten the message.

City Council OKs Plan To Ticket Low-Level Marijuana Possession

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket people found with small amounts of marijuana inst...

Rahm Tells Polluting Coal Plants To Clean Up Their Act

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has put Chicago's two coal power plants on warning: Either present a plan to clean up their pollution or risk being shut down by th...

Ward Remap Battle Wages On As Latino Caucus Files Proposal

Posted 12.16.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council failed on Thursday, after weeks of increasingly tense meetings, to arrive at a city ward remap plan that was able to gain the...

Can Decriminalizing Marijuana Help Cash-Strapped Chicago?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated with Mayor Emanuel's comments When Mayor Rahm Emanuel took over, he immediately made it quite clear that he would do whatever it takes to g...

Matt Sledge

Chicago, More Mexicans Than Veracruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago has more Mexicans than Veracruz and more Puerto Ricans than Arecibo. But despite these huge urban numbers, Latinos in t...

Will Guzzardi

PHOTOS: Students Protest Pilsen Polluters As EPA Condemns Air Quality

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

As spiking levels of lead and other pollutants choke the air in a residential community on Chicago's Near Southwest Side, residents continue to press ...

Anti-Coal Activists Arrested After Storm Forces Them Off Smokestack

Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun-Times reports Wednesday morning that activists who had climbed the smokestack of the Fisk Generating Station have come down...

Judge Approves Controversial Hot Dog Stand In Pilsen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

For nearly three years, East Pilsen neighbors have battled to keep what they consider a rather unsavory business from the corner of 18th and Halsted. ...

Will Chicago Aldermen Make Clean Energy History or Disappear Into Big Coal's Shadow Tomorrow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Last week's fatal coal train wreck in Iowa was a tragic reminder of the stunning human and environmental cost of coal burning in the Windy City. That could all change on Thursday, April 21st.

Grassroots and Clean Air in Pilsen

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

What happens when exposure to lead emanates from a non-isolatable source, when it saturates your neighborhood through our most precious and fundamental compound -- the air we breathe?

Will Guzzardi

Industrial Corridor In Pilsen Becoming Cutting-Edge 'Green Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Heading west from the Dan Ryan Expressway on the near South Side of Chicago, Cermak Road is a wide, industrial street, lined on its south side with wa...

Morfin: a Progressive Tug

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Cali Slaughter

Beyond the hard results, countless factors enter into the electoral process to create lasting change in the way politics are conducted.

Will Guzzardi

Incumbents Swept Out In Tumultuous Aldermanic Runoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

It was a frantic night Tuesday, with fourteen aldermanic seats up for grabs in the runoff election. Races around the city were incredibly close, and w...

Will Guzzardi

Candidate Takes Money From Big Polluters

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: In response to Friday's Tribune story, Alderman Solis announced Monday that he would push for a new ordinance regulating lead emissions at ...

Will Guzzardi

Getting Ugly In The 25th: Solis Camp Goes Negative With Mailers

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Danny Solis was less than 100 votes away from sitting pretty. In 2007, he was able to win re-election to his 25th Ward seat without a runo...

Ald. Solis LGBT Event Becomes Heated When Morfin Supporters Show Up

Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

By Andrew Davis, courtesy of the Windy City Times The food was hot--but the atmosphere at a March 30 LGBT event hosted by 25th Ward Ald. Daniel S...

After Mayoral Run, Miguel Del Valle Wades Back Into Elections

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like everyone whose last name didn't start with an "E," Miguel del Valle's candidacy for Chicago mayor always had a long-shot feel to it. The self-sty...

Will Guzzardi

The Runoffs: Under Pressure, An Alderman Changes Course On Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The smokestack of the Fisk Generating Station in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood punctuates a long stretch of Cermak Road, belching grey smoke into the ...

Waiting for Library-Man

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The Whittier moms aren't "Waiting for Superman." They're just fighting for basic things that the Chicago Public School system manages to provide to my daughter and her friends.

UPDATE: Aldermen Order CPS To Turn Heat Back On For Pilsen Sit-In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is intervening in a long-running standoff between schools and parents at Pilsen's Whittier Elementary. An order unanimously ...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Unions Reach Deal, Passage Expected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a press conference this morning, the Chicago Federation of Labor announced its support for a Wal-Mart superstore on the South Side, after reaching ...

Chicago Aldermen Compare Arizona Immigration Law To Nazi Germany, Vietnam War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arizona's controversial new(ish) immigration law has prompted protests, boycotts and even copycat bills throughout the country. And this week during a...

Chicago Wal-Mart Vote Delayed Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The fate of a new Chicago Wal-Mart is still hanging in the balance, as the City Council's Zoning Committee once again postponed a vote on the project....

Chicago Aldermen Criticize Obama For Dragging Feet On Immigration Reform

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago alderman criticized the Obama administration today for dragging its feet on immigration reform. Alderman Danny Solis (25th) introduced a re...