The head of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus said on Wednesday that a deal is closer than ever before on the contentious re-drawing of ward boundaries. The possible breakthrough comes after a compromise offer was extended to break the stalemate.Ald.
City Hall was tense Thursday and more political maneuvering was expected Friday. Aldermen have been fighting for electoral survival as they redraw the city’s ward boundaries, which they have to do every 10 years using new census data.
A stand-off over the racial and ethnic makeup of Chicago's City Council got going Monday with a proposal from its Black Caucus. The group proposed new ward boundaries favorable to its 19 members.The most recent Census data show that Chicago has lost nearly 180,000 African American residents in
Chinatown residents are inching closer to winning some city resources that they’ve lobbied for during the last several years. Chicago’s City Council allocated funding in September for a new field house to replace one that was torn down nearly 50 years ago.