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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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Candidates in the 11th Ward vie for Balcer’s seat

The 11th Ward consists mainly of Bridgeport, Canaryville, Little Italy and University Village on Chicago’s Lower West Side, nestled between primarily Latino communities to the west and predominantly black neighborhoods to the south. It’s been called one of Chicago’s last real neighborhoods by CBS Chicago, often praised for maintaining its historic character of the mainly […]

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Proposed heliport development moves forward

Updated March 21, 2014 Plans to bring a heliport to the Near South Side are moving forward following a unanimous vote by the Plan Commission to approve a zoning amendment Thursday afternoon. At the hearing residents from Bridgeport, Chinatown and Pilsen testified on both sides of the project.  Those in favor cited economic growth for the […]