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Municipal Elections 2015 update

*Last updated March 4.  Garcia forces Emanuel into runoff election Chicago polling firm Ogden & Fry is calling the mayoral race a “dead heat” after conducting two post-election polls last month. The first poll was administered Wednesday, Feb. 25 followed by another on Saturday, Feb. 28 according to The Chicago Sun-Times. In the Wednesday poll of […]

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Ald. Thompson laid to rest

Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) who died Monday, Feb. 9 of heart failure at 58, was laid to rest Monday, Feb. 16. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and fellow aldermen paid tribute to Thompson at the funeral, which was held at Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ. Ald. Toni Foulkes, who was running against Thompson for the […]

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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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Track E System Shows Positive Results, Local School Struggles with Heat

While some Chicago students are still enjoying the last weeks of summer others have begun working on their first homework assignments, adjusting to the first weeks back at school. Track E schools, a newer system with a less extended summer break and more one-week breaks throughout the school year, began classes on August 8 for […]

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People’s City Council Drafts New Resolution

On Thursday July 7, the UIC forum became the gathering place for a mock city council debate led by activists, city residents and union members. Over 1,000 Chicagoans representing a coalition of community and labor groups gathered in support of a one-of-a-kind “people’s city council meeting.” “We will hear the stories of how American families […]