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.

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2 Women Walking On Mag Mile Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

The robbery happened early Thursday in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue.

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Near West Side Shooting Wounds Man, 27, Walking In Alley, Police Say

The shooting happened Wednesday night in the 1900 block of West Maypole Avenue.

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Battle Between Wicker Park Developers Over Jam-Packed Corner Heads To Court: ‘The City Should Just Fold Now’

“I am the poster child for greater zoning on that corner because it is so close to the el stop,” the developer behind the massive tower told Crains.