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State Adopts ‘Alderperson’ To Describe Chicago City Council Members — But Some Alderpeople Aren’t Thrilled

While state statutes will now use the gender-neutral term "alderperson," several City Council members plan to continue going by alderman, alderwoman or just plain "alder."

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Taft High School Again Votes To Keep Police On Campus, But Will Hire Social Worker, Security Guard

The Wednesday 8–3 vote marks the second time Taft's school council voted to keep its officers. A majority of teachers want them removed to free up money, a survey found.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Northwest Side Rescue Raises Funds For Ollie The Dog’s Recovery After He Was Beaten By Ex-Owner

Ollie, who is 15, can't walk because his injuries are so severe. He needs donations for his medical care and a foster home to safely recover.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Columbia Care Cannabis Dispensary In Jefferson Park One Step Closer To Expansion

The dispensary owners filed two special use permit applications with the city earlier this month. Business owners, the alderman and nearby residents say the expansion will be good for the neighborhood.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park’s Sicilia Bakery Launching Food Truck After Worker Shortage Leads To Temporary Cafe Closure, Owner Says

The owner wants to reconfigure the store, which opened in 1968, into a rental venue. He said a lack of employees coupled with a business "dead zone" on Lawrence Avenue led to the decision.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Edgebrook Wine Walk Returns Saturday After Pandemic Hiatus

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Attendees have a chance to win Cubs suite tickets if they visit every stop on the walk.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Jefferson Park Farmers Market Returns Sunday At New Location

The bimonthly market is 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park’s Brigadoon Reopens Friday — But More Repairs Needed After Fire Tore Through Neighborhood Bar

Employees wanted to reopen with a fully renovated space, but the financial strain was too severe to keep the bar closed any longer. A virtual fundraiser is underway.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Woman Accused Of Destroying Jefferson Park Family’s Garden Because They Criticized Ald. Jim Gardiner Arrested

Five days after she allegedly mowed down a family's garden and crashed into a parked car before fleeing, police arrested a woman Thursday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Long-Awaited Improvements To Des Plaines River Trail Will Make Connections To Northwest Side And Lake County More Accessible

Trail improvements are still at least a year away — but advocates have big hopes of making the trail safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Another Crash Leaves Man Critically Injured, Jefferson Park Neighbors Plead For Safety Upgrades At Dangerous Intersection

After recent crashes at Central and Catalpa, Ald. Jim Gardiner wants the city to do a traffic study on how to slow down speeding drivers.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park Neighbors Urge Police To Arrest Woman Who Drove Over Family’s Lawn For Criticizing Ald. Jim Gardiner

The homeowner said he gave police the woman's name and license plate number, but no arrests have been made. This is the second time a critic of the NW Side alderman has been targeted at home.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Screaming Woman Drives Into Jefferson Park Family’s Garden — Because They Don’t Support Ald. Jim Gardiner, Couple Says

A video of the incident shows a woman driving onto the lawn of a Jefferson Park home early Saturday while screaming before hitting a parked car. Police are investigating.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Far Northwest Side Rallies Around 6-Year-Old Battling Cancer: ‘She Is A Fighter’

Molly Morris was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in May. Neighbors have supported her and her family with fundraisers, gifts and orange ribbons.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Portage Park Farmers Market Returns This Sunday

The entrance to the market, which will have a one-way flow, will be at the corner of Irving Park Road and Long Avenue at Portage Park.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Portage Park Bridal Shop Hosting Prom Dress Event For Teens In Need To Thank Community For Support During Pandemic

Teens can pay $50 to browse from more than 2,000 dresses at Kasia’s Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique, 6039 W. Irving Park Road. The owner hopes it can help them find dresses on a budget.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Cop Who Killed Anthony Alvarez, Then Pulled Gun In Road Rage Clash Still Has His Weapon, Has Not Been Disciplined

Police and city officials won't say whether Evan Solano will be relieved on his police powers as the investigations continue. Alvarez's family says the incidents point to anger issues, which his lawyer denies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Another Memorial For Man Killed By Cop Destroyed, Anthony Alvarez’s Family Says They Won’t Stop Fighting

A police officer approached grieving family members and removed part of the memorial. Then, the whole thing vanished. Alvarez's family said they won't stop rebuilding.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Sauganash Musician Reflects On Pandemic Journey With New Single ‘We’re Not There Yet’

Dana Maragos' new song, "We're Not There Yet," was inspired by the phrase said over and over again by officials as the world grappled with coronavirus.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Neighbors Applaud Six Corners Sears Redevelopment At 1st Public Meeting But Call For More Affordable Housing, Traffic Study

The redevelopment of the old Sears building, which has sat empty since 2018, will bring more density and business to Six Corners, Ald. Jim Gardiner said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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