Andre Vasquez (left) and Ald. Pat O'Connor answer questions at the 40th Ward runoff forum at Amundsen High School Monday. Alex Hernandez/ Block Club Chicago

In Fight For 40th Ward Seat, Ald. Pat O’Connor And Andre Vasquez Trade Barbs Over Each Other’s Past

More than 450 people attended Monday night's forum at Amundsen High School. This is the first runoff O’Connor has been in since first being elected to the 40th Ward seat in 1983.

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.