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Aldermen Are OK With More Wrigley Night Games

Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago

Story by Ted Cox, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago: A proposal to give the Cubs additional night games at Wrigley Field and six 3:05 p.m. Friday starts ...

With Opening Day Looming, Wrigley Renovations Remain Up In The Air

Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

About 200 Wrigleyville residents on Tuesday evening packed into an annual meeting the Chicago Cubs convenes with the community and expressed their con...

WATCH: Alderman Disses Rahm's Wrigley Field Plan

Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago

An influential alderman has thrown a wrench into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to renovate Wrigley Field to generate more revenue without leaving the city...

City Releases LGBT Community-Centric Health Plan

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: According to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), prevalence of smoking, lack of ...

Church Takes Issue With City's New Pride Parade

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

A Roman Catholic church on Chicago's North Side has reached out to its parishioners hoping they will help pressure the city into rescheduling or rerou...

Emanuel, Madigan Back State Rep. Kelly Cassidy In Primary Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A political brawl is in brewing between two high-profile lesbian human rights activists for an Illinois state House seat, a clash which has drawn in Chicago's newly minted mayor and the state's powerful House Speaker.

Rahm Doubles, Triples Many Additional City Fines, Fees

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel bowed slightly to various criticisms of his proposed budget last week as he restored some funding to the city's libraries an...

Alderman Wants To Enforce Sidewalk Shoveling With E-Tickets This Winter

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Negligent shovelers will earn more than ice sheets and dirty looks from passersby if one Chicago alderman gets his way. During a demonstration of m...

Big Changes Coming To Chicago's Pride Parade

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

By Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times Responding to a steep jump in attendance and chaos at last year's Pride Parade, parade officials an...

Joseph Erbentraut

Boystown Violence: Market Days Arrive As 'Hood Heals | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

With more than 100,000 visitors expected to converge onto Chicago's East Lakeview, or Boystown, neighborhood this weekend for the 30th annual Northals...

Indiana Man Charged In Boystown Stabbing, Investigation Continues

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Hayes was ordered held in lieu of a $700,000 bail Friday. He is reportedly cooperating with police...

Boystown Violence: Hundreds Pack Into Tense Community Meeting

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In the midst of a community uproar over violent crime in Lakeview, the much-anticipated July ...

WATCH: Third Boystown Stabbing In As Many Weeks Caught On Video

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

The long, hot holiday weekend had deadly consequences for several throughout the city of Chicago, but nowhere has violence gone more viral than in the...

Joseph Erbentraut

Residents Question Neighborhood Safety After Boystown Stabbing | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Early Saturday morning, police were called to the 7-Eleven in the East Lakeview neighborhood, where a man had been stabbed multiple times during an al...

Should Alderman Tom Tunney Recuse Himself From A Food Truck Vote?

Chicagoist | Karl Klockars in News on June 21, 2011 1:00 PM | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

According to the recent food truck story from the Sun-Times, 44th ward Alderman Tom Tunney has some specific concerns over the possibility of food tru...

Restaurant-Owning Alderman Throws Up Road Blocks To Food Truck Ordinance

Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

In most cities in the country, from New York to Seattle to humble Carrboro, North Carolina, the food truck craze is in full swing. But here in Chicago...

Chicago Inspector General: Minority Business Program "Dysfunctional"

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report detailing "widespread fraud, abuse and mismanagement" in the city mi...

Will Emanuel Make Good On Promise To End Head Tax?

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's feet could soon be put to the fire on a major campaign promise, thanks to an ordinance proposed in the City Council to eliminate Chicag...

WATCH: Meeks Courts Gay Vote At Ann Sather

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rev. Sen. James Meeks continued his hot and cold relationship with Chicago's gay community on Wednesday, making an appearance at Ann Sather, an ic...

Political Will

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Whether your state is red, blue, or some shade in between, no matter. Vote on November 2nd. And when you do, be sure to vote for the people who are putting kids first.

City Council: Allow Gay Blood Donors

Chicago Sun-Times | FIGHT HIV in DC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Tuesday, the City Council's Health Committee approved a Tunney-sponsored resolution calling for the reversal of an antiquated federal policy that d...

Wrigley Field Toyota Sign Gets Green Light From Landmarks Commission

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over the objections of local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) the Cubs got the go-ahead to put up an illuminated Toyota sign rising nearly 60 feet above the Wav...

Plan To Ban Wrigley Field Street Vendors Angers Salesmen

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Tom Tunney, whose ward includes the Friendly Confines, is taking another swing at moving peddlers away from it. Last summer, he struck out trying...

Ald. Tom Tunney Mulls Mayoral Bid...Would Chicago Elect An Openly Gay Mayor?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems that everyone wants to be Chicago's mayor--but only if Mayor Daley decides not to run. This time, it's openly gay 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunn...

Zoning Committee Approves Wrigleyville Development

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Plans for a massive shopping, hotel and housing development near Wrigley Field cleared another hurdle Thursday as the City Council Zoning Committee ga...