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Proco Joe Moreno

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  • New homes to replace 91-year-old business

    New homes to replace 91-year-old business
    Wicker Park will soon be saying goodbye to a building that's housed a local family-owned lumberyard for the past 91 years. By next spring, the two-story L. Miller & Son Lumber Company building, currently located at 1815 W. Division, will be...
  • Alderman wants to ban plastic bags at grocery stores

    Alderman wants to ban plastic bags at grocery stores
    Large stores in Chicago would be banned from putting shoppers' products in plastic bags under a proposal introduced today. Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, said the plastic bag ban would put Chicago near the forefront of American cities in what he...
  • Conservative group hits Chicago alderman for blocking Chick-fil-A

    Conservative group hits Chicago alderman for blocking Chick-fil-A
    The leader of a Christian group today said Ald. Joe Moreno displayed hypocrisy for his decision to deny Chick-fil-A the right to open in his ward because of the chain restaurant president’s opposition to gay marriage. “It’s...
  • Chick-fil-A and free speech

    Chick-fil-A and free speech
    In Chicago, the competition for the title of "most embarassing alderman" is intense and never-ending. But for the moment, no one comes close to Joe Moreno, who says he won't allow Chick-fil-A to build a restaurant in his 1st ward because he abhors its...
  • Joe the alderman

    Joe the alderman
    The die-hard Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo fan has been spotted belting out Nirvana tunes during karaoke night at Quenchers in Bucktown. Photos of him in the dunk tank at Do-Division are on Facebook. This guy isn't exactly your typical Chicago politician....
  • Chick-fil-A says its donations 'mischaracterized' for months

    Chick-fil-A says its donations 'mischaracterized' for months
    A day after a Chicago official said Chick-fil-A would stop giving money to anti-gay marriage groups, the fast-food chain issued a statement saying that “for many months now” its corporate donations have “been mischaracterized.” In...
  • Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings

    Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings
    Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings. Chicago Public...
  • Food truck status report

    Food truck status report
    UPDATE: On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • 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,...
  • Joe Moreno: the hipster alderman?

     
    The 1st Ward alderman is legit when he says he supports the 'hood's music scene. "One of my dream jobs, and they didn’t have to pay me, would be just to let me bring my record collection [to Rainbo] and DJ, play music for the night."...