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.
Social service agencies in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood had a chance to put their questions to ten candidates for 46th Ward alderman on Wednesday. The office has been occupied for the last 24 years by Alderman Helen Shiller, who announced in August that she would not seek a seventh term.
While city and business leaders will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao for his arrival this afternoon, others are mounting a less welcoming reception. Protesters from the ranks of democracy and human rights activists, adherents to the banned Falun Gong religion, and
DuPage County's zoning board has denied a second Muslim group its approval to build a mosque in as many months. The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America, or MECCA, wants to tear down a house on five acres of unincorporated DuPage County, and build a new structure for worship.
Many members of Congress are reassessing their security at public events after this weekend's shootings in Arizona. The violent incident killed six people, including a federal judge, and injured many more, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.