Daniel La Spata, 38, knocked off incumbent Ald. Joe Moreno with stunning decisiveness in Tuesday's election.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

‘Hipster Alderman’ Out, ‘Nerd Alderman’ In: Daniel La Spata Charts Path As 1st Ward’s New Leader

The community organizer and former policy staffer at Friends of the Parks says his win was part of a progressive wave in Chicago.

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These Chicago-Centric Old Slang Words Don’t Make Us Look Very Good

Have you ever heard of a "Chicago bankroll" or a "Chicago typewriter"?

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In First Term As Mayor, Lightfoot’s Schools Agenda To Include Overhaul Of Budgets, Campus Policing

Lori Lightfoot’s transition committees presented recommendations for the mayor-elect’s agenda Friday.

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South Side’s First Food Hall Opens In Pullman Featuring 3 African-American Chefs: ‘We Did Something Here. We Really Did’

Laine's Bake Shop, Exquisite Catering and Events and Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine set up shop in the 111th Gateway Retail Center.