Ald. Michele Smith and Derek Lindblom will square off on April 2.

Ald. Michele Smith Faces High-Stakes Runoff Tuesday With Derek Lindblom In Fight For 43rd Ward Seat

Both Smith and challenger Lindblom are well-financed, knowledgeable about the issues and poised to make the run-off election a tight one.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published
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Tavern On North Owner Brings ‘Irish Hospitality’ To 1930s-Era Wicker Park Dive Bar

Owner Frank Cosgrave discovered unopened bottles of 1930's booze when renovating the bar, where you can get a properly-poured Guinness.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Uptown Seniors Blindsided By Removal Of Their CTA Bus Stop March Straight To Alderman’s Office

On Tuesday morning, a dozen seniors showed up to Ald. James Cappleman's office demanding to know why they weren't given notice about the removal of #36 stop at Broadway and Montrose.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

As Lightfoot Tackles Budget Crisis, CPS Near West Side High School Plan ‘Up In The Air,’ Burnett Says

With Rahm Emanuel out of office, the previously planned Near West Side high school is noticeably absent in CPS' latest capital budget. But neighbors aren't giving up the fight.