An affordable housing plan divided some Jefferson Park neighbors. That's why housing advocates believe it should be a city mandate, not an alderman's choice. Alex Nitkin / DNAinfo Chicago

Aldermanic Power To Blame For City Segregation, Housing Advocates Say — And They Want Mayor Lightfoot To Rein It In

“In white wards, aldermanic prerogative is often used as a tool of the new Jim Crow,” said one advocate. “It is time for us as a city to face our history and to take concerted action to repair it.”

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Chicago Lakefront Will Hopefully Reopen ‘Soon,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says

Lightfoot wants a plan focused on "safely minimizing crowding and, really, having some designated times for particular activities along the lakefront."

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Chicago’s 9 P.M. Curfew Continuing This Weekend, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"We'll look and see what the weekend brings, and if we continue to see this then I'll be the first one to embrace eliminating a curfew," Lightfoot said. "But we're not there yet."

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Fuzzy Newborn Penguins Are At Shedd Aquarium — And Baby Whales And Dolphins Are On The Way

The aquarium announced the pregnancies of two beluga whales and one Pacific white-sided dolphin, who are due this summer.