Jim Gardiner, left, a Chicago Fire Department EMT, ousted incumbent Ald. John Arena. Provided

Jim Gardiner Unseats Ald. John Arena In 45th Ward Upset

Ald. John Arena (45th) is a member of the City Council’s progressive caucus and has faced fierce opposition in his Northwest Side ward for promoting affordable housing.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

DePaul Students Want Professor To Apologize For Column, Tweets They Call Racist, Xenophobic — But He Says He Stands By Writing

A student group is calling on university officials to censure Professor Jason Hill and the group wants Hill to apologize for social media posts and a recent column.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Shut Down Rainbow Beach Park On Easter, Citing ‘Credible Intel’ — But Resident Wants Answers

On a beautiful Easter Sunday, drivers and pedestrians attempting to enter the South Side beach were turned away by police.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

$95 Million, 19-Story Office Tower At Fulton Market Gateway Gets Key Approval

Neighbors have been worried about the traffic Thor Equities' tower at 800 W. Fulton Market will bring to the increasingly crowded neighborhood.