Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33rd) addressing the police and neighbors at A February roll call after shootings on Wilson Avenue. alex v. hernandez/block club chicago

Alderman Wants More Mental Health Workers, Not Police — But Neighbors Want More Cops After Shooting Spike

Ravenswood Manor residents say more cops are needed to address a recent spike in shootings, but Ald. Rossana Rodriguez disagrees. “We are supportive of police reform, but it can’t be one strategy at the expense of another,” one neighbor said.

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Hundreds Of Holiday Decorations For Sale From ‘Wreaths Of LUV’ Program Teaching Workplace Skills

Twelve youths and young adults are being paid an $800 stipend for the 10-week program, where they create holiday decorations and learn workplace skills and etiquette.

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Democratic Socialists Move To Kick Out Alderman Who Voted For Lightfoot’s Budget — But ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Negotiate,’ He Says

“Respectfully, no organization can decide who is and isn’t a socialist,” Ald. Andre Vasquez said. “I think many of my comrades and I all share the same goals, but we may differ on the approaches to get there, and that’s ok.”

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Chicago Makes Juneteenth ‘Day Of Observance,’ But Activists Continue To Seek Official City Holiday Status

June 19th will be officially recognized as Juneteenth, but city workers will get not get a paid day off.