Daniel La Spata apologized for taking a photo wearing a banana costume while surrounded by smiling African-American children and people wearing monkey masks. Block Club has obscured the faces of the children as they are minors.Facebook

Candidate La Spata Apologizes After ‘Racist’ Bachelor Party Photo Criticized By Black Caucus Leader

“I apologize unequivocally for the photo,” La Spata said. “The photograph and the costumes were not racially motivated, but I understand how it could be perceived.”

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

Police Warn Residents After Cars Stolen Off Street In Little Village, Lawndale

The most recent incident occurred in the 1600 block of South Karlov Avenue on March 21 at 2:15 p.m., police said.

North Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Peterson Elementary Hosting Forum For 39th Ward Runoff Candidates Wednesday

Samantha “Sam” Nugent and Robert Murphy will make their case to voters during a Wednesday forum.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park Primary category in which blog post is published

‘First Responders’ Play Aims To Raise Awareness Of Mental Health Issues Faced By Those On Frontlines

The play is coming to the Beverly Arts Center on the city's Southwest Side Tuesday, where many members of the police and fire department live.