Category: Politics

Alderman Laurino plans to retire in May

by BRIAN NADIG The 39th Ward will have a new alderman next spring. Alderman Margaret Laurino (39th) announced her retirement on Friday. She plans to remain on the job until her term ends in...

Contradictions abound in 33rd Ward alderman race

by RUSS STEWART Change the alderman but don’t change the ward. Maximize economic development but minimize gentrification. Be "progressive" but hold back the hands of time. Welcome investment without displacement. Control rents but boost...

39th Ward race awash in ‘tempestuous redundancy’

by RUSS STEWART Is there such a descriptive double adjective as "tempestuous redundancy?" If so, then that describes the developing aldermanic race in the 39th Ward on the Northwest Side. Webster’s Dictionary defines redundant...