Daniel La Spata declared victory in the 1st Ward race Tuesday night against incumbent Ald. Joe Moreno. Mina Bloom/ Block Club Chicago

La Spata Declares Victory Over Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno In 1st Ward Upset

Controversy was a thorn in Moreno's side this election season.

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Man, 33, Shot On Lake Park Avenue In Hyde Park

The man was shot in the shoulder and hand near The Promontory.

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The Alley’s Lakeview Storefront Is Closing This Weekend As The Iconic Counterculture Store Pivots To Online

Owner Mark Thomas said the Alley has "actually done well" since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but it needs to pivot to the online store because "the future is the internet."

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30 More People Killed By Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,257 Cases Reported

Among the victims were seven people in Cook County. At least 8,538 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.