Category Archives: Politics

Neighboring alderman speaks out against Northwest Hwy plan; project supporters seek to end segregation

by BRIAN NADIG A Northwest Side alderman is publicly opposing a zoning proposal in a neighboring ward, a move considered "unusual" since aldermen usually stay out of other aldermen’s wards and affairs.

Lincolnwood installs officials

by Sean Keenehan The Lincolnwood Village Board of Trustees at its meeting May 2 installed Barry Bass as new mayor of the village, Georjean Nickell and Jean Ikezoe-Halevi as new trustees and

Compromise not reached, but Arena says 5150 project would not be larger than currently planned

by BRIAN NADIG A May 15 meeting that included Alderman John Arena (45th) and opponents of a controversial plan to build an apartment complex and warehouse at 5150 N. Northwest Highway did

Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena

Scriptures not relevant in world of city politics

by RUSS STEWART In the world of Chicago politics, Biblical prophecies and parables are quite absurd and wholly irrelevant. "The meek shall inherit the earth"? Forget about it. "’Tis better to give

Obama’s legacy is 66 Republican legislatures

by RUSS STEWART For Republicans in the nation’s state legislatures, Barack Obama’s 8 years in the White House is the gift that keeps on giving. In the four elections cycles – 2010,