Meet Michael Rodriguez, the 22nd Ward's soon-to-be-new alderman. Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago

Despite Links To Muñoz, Alderman-elect Michael Rodriguez Says Real Change Is Coming To The 22nd Ward

When the Democratic committeeman is sworn in as alderman in May, it will be the first time the 22nd Ward will have a new alderman in 26 years.

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Student Protesters Demand Lightfoot Live Up To Campaign Promises On Environmental Protection

Members of several youth groups protested outside the mayor’s City Hall offices to call for Lightfoot to reinstate a city department of environment to fight pollution and address climate change.

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‘Justice For Kenny’ Protest Planned Outside Richard’s Bar, Where Barista Was Stabbed To Death

The man who killed Kenny Paterimos was initially arrested by police but later released without being charged. Friends and family demand to know why.

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What Will Replace Auburn Gresham’s Closed Sav-A-Lot? Alderman Courting Multiple Grocers

Ald. David Moore hopes to fill the vacancy left by the discount grocer as soon as possible.