Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) addresses an audience at Shilas Restaurant, 3938 N. Cicero Ave., in May 2019. Alex V. Hernandez/Block Club Chicago

Ald. Gardiner Wants To Change Six Corners SSA Rules — Which Would Force Out Woman Who Supported His Political Rival

The SSA commissioner told city officials Gardiner’s proposal was designed to unseat her, since she supported former 45th Ward Ald. John Arena.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park 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.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

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

Hey, 1st Ward Residents: Here’s Your Chance To Tell Alderman 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.