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  • African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map

    African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map
    A unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...
  • Friday, October 28, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m.  State representative Michael McAuliffe, the chairman of Illinois Veterans Committee, explains how the state is preparing to provide jobs to our service men and women now that they are coming home. 6:21 a.m. ...
  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other. The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
  • Aldermen weigh decriminalizing small amounts of pot

    Aldermen weigh decriminalizing small amounts of pot
    Chicago aldermen will introduce an ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, which supporters said will free up police to chase more serious criminals and raise revenue for the city. Under a proposal Ald. Daniel Solis, 25th, will introduce...
  • Solis new chairman of City Council's Hispanic group

    Ald. Daniel Solis, an ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was selected today to be chairman of the City Council's Hispanic Caucus. Solis, 25th, who also is chairman of the council's powerful Zoning Committee, succeeds Ald. Ricardo Munoz, 22nd, in leading...
  • Memory of slain officer 'still lives on' after a decade

    Memory of slain officer 'still lives on' after a decade
    Chicago Police Officer Brian T. Strouse was shot and killed during the early-morning hours of June 30, 2001 as he hid behind a parked van during surveillance for gang and drug activity in the Pilsen neighborhood. On Friday, 10 years after his death,...
  • Politics of Coal

    Politics of Coal
    Just around the corner from the Perez Elementary School in Pilsen sits a century-old coal-fire plant. Fifty-three year old Pilsen resident Leila Mendez comments, “I remember one time walking, and I couldn’t breathe, and it was just like a...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • World-renowned street artist leaves opossum in Pilsen

    World-renowned street artist leaves opossum in Pilsen
    Even before he knew what his mural would look like, Belgian street artist ROA knew he wanted that wall. The wall--on 16th Street near Laflin Street, close to the busy intersection of 16th Street and Ashland in Pilsen--isn't the first wall most artists...
  • Pilsen: Where change is underfoot

    Pilsen: Where change is underfoot
    Granted, she is the alderman's daughter, but Maya Solis also symbolizes the new Pilsen resident —young, of Mexican descent and college-educated. Instead of dashing to the 'burbs after college, these new residents are not only living in their...