Left to right: Incumbent Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th) and candidate Ugo Okere.Photo by Alex V. Hernandez

Ald. O’Connor Accused Again Of Racism Following 40th Ward Forum: ‘Out Of Touch And Cruel,’ Candidate Says

Aldermanic candidate Ugo Okere said O'Connor was trying to portray him as a “black boogyman” during a heated forum.

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.