James Mather (inset) with the weapons police found in his home, despite having two pending domestic battery cases. He was released after posting $500 bail. Chicago Police Department

Alleged Abuser Caught With Arsenal Can’t Move Case To Veterans Court, Judge Rules

“I’m relieved he cannot game the system. His case did not deserve to be in Veterans Court,” one victim said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

North Lawndale’s Frazier Charter School Faces Closure

The school is one of two charters that CPS said were on academic probation but failed to improve enough for the district to keep the schools open.

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Who Showed Up To Work Today? Who Knows. Aldermen Reject Taking Attendance, Night Meetings With Neighbors

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's effort to require City Council committees to determine whether a majority of aldermen are present before starting meetings ran into a buzzsaw of opposition.

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Hey, 1st Ward Residents: Here’s Your Chance To Tell Ald. La Spata How To Spend Money

Help Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) choose which alleys, sidewalks, traffic signals and street lights need repaired in 2020.