Articles By Jonathan Ballew
Ald. Michele Smith and five challengers will likely field questions on whether they support the proposed Lincoln Yards development and a TIF to support it.
Family Can Add Garage To Historic Home For Daughter In Wheelchair, Board Rules In Bitter Zoning Dispute
A neighborhood group that opposed the garage argued it would damage the historic integrity of the Old Town Triangle Landmark District.
King College Prep Students, Parents Say CPS Is Ignoring Their Pleas To Investigate, Oust ‘Punitive’ Principal
After protesting Beatty-Sevier for the third time this year, King College Prep students say they are still unhappy with the response from CPS.
King College Prep Feels Like A Jail Under New Principal, Students And Teachers Say — But They Face Expulsion For Protesting
Teachers cite a “lack of focus on academics," saying the school feels like a jail due to a culture of punitive measures against students and faculty.
Candidates In 43rd Ward Unite, Accuse Ald. Smith’s Campaign Of Pushing Newcomers Off The Ballot: ‘It’s A Shame’
“I never understood exactly how rigged the system is against newcomers," one candidate said. "It’s a shame. It’s old-school ward politics.”
In the crowded 43rd ward race, Ald. Michele Smith looks to keep her job amid the massive Lincoln Yards development — and an exiting mayor.
Crime Lab’s Huge DNA Backlog Could Take 5 Years To Clear — Even With More Scientists, State Police Say
“I deserve the closure to know that they at least attempted to solve the murder," a mother of a murder victim testified at a hearing Monday.
Illinois has been notoriously bad at solving murders, the worst in the nation for the past two years.
Ald. Brian Hopkins said the Lincoln Yards development remains a work in progress.