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Joe Moreno

Police Issue Warning After Ukrainian Village Sexual Assault

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police have West Side neighbors on alert as they search for a man who beat and then sexually assaulted a woman at a Ukrainian Village bus shel...

Chicago Considering Plastic Bag Ban

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council on Tuesday morning heard testimony on a proposed citywide ban on plastic bags in stores, an ordinance not expected to gain tr...

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.

LGBT Advocacy Group Files Complaint Against Chick-fil-A

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy the Windy City Times: Illinois LGBT policy organization The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) fought back against Chick-fil-...

Suburban Official, GOP Group Slam Alderman Over Chick-fil-A

Posted 07.27.2012 | Chicago

Though criticism over a Chicago city official's plan to block Chick-fil-A's expansion into the ward he represents continues to build, Alderman Proco "...

Alderman Faces Backlash Over Plan To Block Chick-fil-A's Expansion

Posted 07.26.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman is taking heat this week after announcing his Mayor Rahm Emanuel-backed plans to block fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's expansion into...

Alderman To Block City's Second Chick-Fil-A Over Chain's Anti-Gay Views

Posted 07.26.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman announced this week that he plans to block Chick-fil-A's plans to open a new restaurant in the district he represents following rec...

Who Is the Next Joe Moore?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Since Alderman Joe Moore is now the mayor's supporter, who is going to be the next Joe Moore?

Should Chicagoans Trust The Infrastructure Trust?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Updated Story Chicago's City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Infrastructure Trust ordinance in a 41-7 vote Tuesday, a measure that ha...

Transgender Ordinance Introduced In City Council

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has introduced an ordinance to City Council, aimed at easing probl...

Should Sensitivity Training Be Required For Cops?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

A transgender teen's harassment lawsuit against Cicero, Ill. police officers coincides with a statewide effort to provide sensitivity training to poli...

Activists Call For Bakery Boycott Over 'Racist' Remarks

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

Members of Chicago's Humboldt Park community gathered Thursday outside TipsyCake, a bakery whose owner has come under criticism after she made controv...

Police Department May Adopt New Transgender Policy

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: After more than two years of pushing by local organizations, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno is poised...

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...

City Council Agenda: Marijuana, Plastic Bags, Homeless Rides & More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

It was a busy City Council meeting for Chicago aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday. The agenda included everything from talk of a plastic bag ba...

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...

Joseph Erbentraut

Should Chicago Ban Plastic Bags?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

Though they are often as ubiquitous in the city as stop signs or parking meters, plastic bags have become the target of one Chicago alderman's quest t...

City Sticker Prices Could Go Up Again, Unless You Drive Green

Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

That annual trip to the Currency Exchange to pay $75 for a sticker might seem painful enough as it is. But a new proposal in the City Council could hi...

Alderman Hires Private Snow Plows For Ward, Out Of His Pocket

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the second evening in a row, a fleet of plows and trucks hit the side streets and alleys of Chicago's First Ward. "We got a First Ward company ...

Mayor Daley Appoints Rep. Deborah Graham, Proco Moreno To City Council

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley made two appointments to vacant City Council seats today, naming a state lawmaker for the 29th Ward and a businessman for the 1st ...