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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Expungement Clinic, Job Fair Saturday Aims To Help Those Hurt By The War On Drugs Benefit From Legal Weed Business

People can get help clearing non-violent offenses, find jobs and learn how social equity applicants can enter the industry.

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Girl, 11, Escapes After Man Tries To Pull Her Into His Car In West Englewood, Police Say

The girl ran off and the man tried to chase her during the Wednesday incident, police said.

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Puppy Stolen From Animal Rescue Is Found On Street

The puppy, Smarties, has been returned to the Anti-Cruelty Society.