Fifty years ago, an organization got to work in a boxing gym in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. The group used whatever space they could find to help kids stay out of trouble and participate in after school activities.
There’s a novel solution bringing relief to food deserts on Chicago’s West Side.Sparing the expense of building a bricks and mortar grocery, a group has transformed a decommissioned CTA bus into a mobile, one-aisle produce mart.
A former longtime Chicago alderman has recaptured his old seat. Michael Chandler won about 60 percent of Tuesday’s 24th Ward runoff vote. He’ll replace Ald. Sharon Denise Dixon, who finished with about 40 percent.
Today, Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke at a ribbon cutting for a new housing development in North Lawndale bearing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name. Today is the anniversary of MLK's assasination in 1968.He did not take questions at this press availability.
Updated At: 10:40 p.m. New numbers from West Side wards, where runoffs seem likely in the 24th, 25th, 36th and 38th wards.Alderman Ward 1224 of 24 precincts - 100 percentGeorge Cardenas, (i) 2,680 - 55 percentJose Guereca, 911 - 19 percentJesse Iñiguez, 796 - 16 pe
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.