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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Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."

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Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.

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2,200 Nurses Strike At U of Chicago Hospital Over Short Staffing, Patient Safety

The hospital is on full bypass, asking ambulances to take patients to other hospitals.