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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 […]