Articles By Joe Ward

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Facing Uphill Battle, 11th Ward Challenger Using City Hall Scandal To Try To Unseat Ald. Daley Thompson

The Daley name is iconic in Chicago, but to some voters it's more infamous — and that's what David Mihalyfy is counting on.

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Family Behind Nana Opening Fast-Casual Caribbean Restaurant Ajo In Bridgeport

Husband-and-wife duo Omar Solis and Audri Simonelli-Solis will soon open Ajo, a fast-casual takeout spot specializing in Caribbean cuisine.

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Bridgeport Tamale Company La Guadalupana Lands Contract With Walmart

It marks a major expansion for a company that has humble roots as a local, immigrant-owned bakery.

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Catholic Churches And Schools In Bridgeport Area Are Merging, Archdiocese Announces

Six Bridgeport-area Catholic schools will become three. Four churches will be merged to two parishes and the fates of four area churches remains up in the air.

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Drive-Through Starbucks Planned For Bridgeport’s City-Owned Vacant Lot At 31st And Halsted

The city owns the vacant lot, which a key City Council committee will consider this week.

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No, Bottled Blonde’s Owner Didn’t Fake A Heart Attack To Stall Nightclub’s Shutdown, Lawsuit Claims

The saga continues for Bottle Blonde, which is fighting the city's effort to shut it down.

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After Bridgeport Mom Closes Shop Due To Baby’s Rare Illness, Neighbors Step Up To Help

Leanne Scanlon had to close Hardscrabble Gifts when daughter Ryan Lee was born with serious medical complications.

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From ‘Dog Park Desert’ To Pup Playground: South Side Could Get 5 Dog Parks

Thanks to some passionate neighbors, the South Side’s status as an official dog-park-free zone will come to an end soon.

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Bridgeport Window Washer Got A Helping Hand From Dry Cleaner, Now He Wants To Pay It Forward

Freddie Gresham was down and out until Xxpress Cleaners' Nagi Soliman helped him become a window washer.