Category Archives: Politics

Housing project sparks demonstration in front of Ald. Arena’s office

by BRIAN NADIG About 140 demonstrators most of them against a proposed seven-story, mixed-income housing project at 5150 N. Northwest Highway, stood outside Alderman John Arena’s office, 4754 N. Milwaukee Ave., on

Emanuel’s fund-raising effort doesn’t impress

  by RUSS STEWART The mayor better step up his game if he wants to continue to reign. That pithy rhyme characterizes the plight of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is going to

Lawsuit on Northwest Hwy project dismissed after city, developer reach agreement

  by BRIAN NADIG The City of Chicago has reached a settlement agreement with the developer of a 67,000-square-foot parcel at 5150 N. Northwest Highway, where a five-story storage warehouse and a

Protest goes on outside church during Arena’s community meeting

by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI Several hundred people protested Feb. 9 outside Branch Community Church, 6215 W. Foster Ave., after they were denied entry to a community meeting on a proposal for a seven-story

Moylan’s victory puts district into ‘lockdown’

  by RUSS STEWART There is a numeric difference between a legislative or congressional district that is deemed “safe” for a particular party and one which has been put in “lockdown” by

Legislators talk budget impasse in new session

by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI After being sworn in to the 100th session of the Illinois General Assembly, some Northwest Side legislators said that they were optimistic that bills filed in the Senate would