Derek Lindblom, Leslie Fox and Jacob Ringer - three of the candidates for 43rd ward alderman - are banding together to ask Ald. Michele Smith’s campaign to withdraw its objection to three of the candidates seeking office.

Candidates In 43rd Ward Unite, Accuse Ald. Smith’s Campaign Of Pushing Newcomers Off The Ballot: ‘It’s A Shame’

“I never understood exactly how rigged the system is against newcomers," one candidate said. "It’s a shame. It’s old-school ward politics.”

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Hundreds Watch Stations Of The Cross In Pilsen As Via Crucis Good Friday Tradition ‘Brings People Together’

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stations of the cross in Pilsen.

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

Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."