More than a dozen neighbors holding "Hate Has No Home Here" signs stood behind Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) at a press conference outside of the church last week.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Avondale Priest Who Burned Gay Flag Removed From Church

"It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support so his needs can be assessed," the archbishop of Chicago said in a statement.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Denying Rumors, Rahm Says He Won’t Appoint Interim 20th Ward Alderman To Replace Disgraced Cochran Before Election

Rumors that the mayor might make a last-minute appointment to fill Ald. Willie Cochran's vacant seat prompted one concerned citizen to start a petition.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Would Lincoln Yards, The 78 Subsidies ‘Deepen Inequity’ In Chicago? Coalition Calls For Study Before Vote

The area between Bucktown and Lincoln Park slated to become Lincoln Yards is “hardly blighted and not in need of a city subsidy," one pastor said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Union Wants Feds To Investigate Kim Foxx Over Smollett Investigation

"I don't think justice was done here today," union President Kevin Graham said.