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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Next Stop, Outer Space: Jefferson Park Blue Line Stop Has Some Surreal New Signs

The $25 million renovation of the Jefferson Park Blue Line stop now includes some surreal bus shelters.

Chicagoans Rattled After Getting ‘Extreme Alert’ Text From City, But It Was Only A Test

An "extreme alert" test sent out by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications scared some residents into believing it was the real thing.