Articles By Heather Cherone

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Ousted Ald. Joe Moore To Step Down As Ward Committeeman, Backs State Rep. Cassidy To Replace Him

Moore won't give up politics, though: “I cannot give up politics anymore than I can give up breathing," he said.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty, Becomes 30th Alderman Convicted Of Corruption Since 1973

Cochran said he planned to resign as alderman in advance of his scheduled court appearance Thursday morning, but that hasn't happened yet.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Lincoln Yards Approval Divides City Council: Some Argue ‘We Can’t Wait,’ While Others Say ‘Rich Get Richer’

Sterling Bay’s $6 billion Lincoln Yards development calls for 6,000 new homes along with shops, offices and parks to be built between Bucktown and Lincoln Park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Rahm Pushes Plan To Spend $95 Million On New Police, Fire Training Academy Through Divided City Council

Hundreds of No Cop Academy protesters converged on City Hall, where they were met with a massive show of force by police officers.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Controversial Little Village Distribution Center Gets $19.7 Million Tax Break Approval From City Council

Ahead of the vote, residents expressed concerns about the increase of pollution the massive distribution facility would bring.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

$6 Billion Lincoln Yards Plan Approved By City Council 33-14. Here’s Who Voted Against It

Three aldermen who previously vowed to vote against Lincoln Yards — Joe Moreno, George Cardenas and Tom Tunney — voted to approve the plan Wednesday.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Rahm Set To Cross High-Profile Items Off His Final To-Do List, Including Lincoln Yards, New Police Academy

At City Council Wednesday, Emanuel is set to cross off several items on his final to-do list that will tie his successor’s hands.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Mayoral Allies Again Block Measure To Raise Real Estate Taxes To Reduce Homelessness

“None of these shenanigans came through when we were rushing through the Lincoln Yards” development, Ald. Roberto Maldonado said.