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Leslie Hairston

Vote On Rahm's Infrastructure Plan Delayed Amid Scrutiny

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

A City Council vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's much-publicized Chicago Infrastructure Trust was, in what was somewhat of a surprise twist, deferred Wedne...

City Attempts 'Crackdown' On Slumlords, But Some Still Getting Millions In Public Money

Chicago Muckrakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Leslie Hairston thought she'd finally put the kibosh on the city's habit of handing public money to landlords the city was suing for majo...

'A Band-Aid On A Bullet Wound'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) called the mayor's budget "a quick fix" that will force his successor and the aldermen to deal with deficits again in the c...

What the Tribune's Zoning Series Missed

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

The Chicago Tribune's zoning series missed the half of the story that corresponds to the half of the city known as the South Side.

The Coming Hyde Park Bar Mitzvah Ban

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

If voters of the 39th Precinct of Hyde Park's 5th Ward decide to exercise their "local option" to ban the sale of alcohol on November 4, they will effectively be banning the celebration of bar mitzvahs in their corner of the neighborhood.