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Grassroots Illinois Action endorses 23 aldermanic candidates, including six on the Southwest Side

Grassroots Illinois Action, a political action group backed by community and labor activists, endorsed Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor and 23 aldermanic candidates, including six on the Southwest Side. “This is an incredibly important election,” said GIA executive director Amisha Patel. “After years of having resources stripped away from our neighborhoods, we have a chance […]

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Alderman Cardenas announces new anti-graffiti incentive

Ald. George Cardenas announced on Feb. 14 a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals associated with tagging in the 12th Ward. “Our neighborhoods are being taken over by “tagging crews” who desecrate our houses,” stated Cardenas “and we should not have to tolerate it. Homeowners and businesses deserve to […]

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Back of the Yards Remains in the Middle of a Ward Puzzle. Now What?

After a number of public hearings, map proposals and residents’ plea for unification, Back of the Yards’ newly drawn ward division brought disappointment to many. BYNC president Craig Chico believes the neighborhood lacked a representing voice when decisions were made behind closed doors. “I think [Back of the Yards] was the unfortunate victim of lack […]

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Alderman George A. Cardenas Immunization Back to School Event

Over 800 backpacks will be given out at Alderman George A. Cardenas Immunization Back to School Event on Saturday, August 20th. Like every year, the fair will be located in front of Ald. Cardenas 12th Ward Public Service Office, 2458 W. 38th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aside from the free school supplies, […]