Daniel La Spata, right, declared victory against Ald. Joe Moreno (left) in the 1st Ward race. Alisa Hauser/ Block Club Chicago

Dirt Flying In 1st Ward Race, Opponents Slam Moreno For ‘Intimidating’ Style, Developer Ties

Daniel La Spata says Ald. Joe Moreno is in the pocket of developers, while Moreno accuses La Spata of being in an anti-gay "cult."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.