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.”

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After Mayor Rejects Defunding Police, Youth Activists Bring Demands To Her Neighborhood

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday again made it clear she does not intend to defund the Chicago Police Department, but youth activists aren't giving up the fight.

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Neighbors Help Albany Park Doggy Day Care Recover After Monday Storm

A neighbor and customer launched a GoFundMe after downed power lines started a fire at the building.

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Developers Break Ground On 7-Story Apartment Building Across From Sheridan Red Line Stop

The 120-unit building will rise on the former site of an Ace Hardware store. It will include a new Ace, a coffee shop and several other stores.