Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa addresses protesters outside Mayor Lightfoot's speech Thursday said they wanted the mayor to address the city's broken TIF system.

‘The Playbook Should Be Burned’: South Siders Say They Want Creative Budget Solutions From Lightfoot After Big Speech

While the mayor's speech didn't wow the crowd, they aren't ready to give up on her.

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5 Robberies At Gunpoint Reported On Near West Side, Police Say

The most recent robbery happened in the 2400 block of West Warren Boulevard Dec. 3, police said.

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South Shore Will Finally Have A Grocery Store When Local Market Opens Wednesday

The new Local Market in Jeffery Plaza will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The first 500 customers will receive a free grocery bag of food.

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Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.