Community organizer Rossana Rodriguez is running for 33rd Ward alderman against incumbent Deb Mell.Rosanna Rodriguez/ Deb Mell

Community Theater Artist, Teacher Running For 33rd Ward Alderman Against Deb Mell

Puerto Rican native Rossana Rodriguez is also a longtime community organizer who led her first protest when she was just six years old.

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It’s Time To Make Juneteenth An Official City Holiday, Ald. Says: ‘Black History Is American History’

Juneteenth — or June 19 — marks the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, and should be celebrated citywide, supporters say.

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Park District Shuts Down Humboldt Park Advisory Council After Fights, Threats And Chaotic Election: ‘This Is Not OK’

The group is supposed to organize Easter egg hunts and park activities. Instead, they've been sparring about gentrification.

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How Can We Improve Food Access In Chicago And Beyond? Food Policy Summit Brings Experts Together In South Shore

Activists Malik Yakini of Detroit and Navina Khanna of Oakland will headline the 15th annual summit Friday at South Shore Cultural Center.