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List To Replace Southwest Side Ald. George Cardenas Includes Former Chief Of Staff

Ald. George Cardenas is stepping down at the end of the month. Check out the bios of the four people who applied to be appointed to replace him.

McKinley Park

Sale Of Damen Silos To MAT Asphalt Owner Protested By McKinley Park Environmental Group

“If the state wants to sell this property, the community must be at the table,” members of the group tweeted.

McKinley Park

Damen Silos, Beloved By Urban Explorers, To Be Sold To MAT Asphalt Owner

Michael Tadin Jr. is planning a headquarters for his business at the site and anticipates “millions of dollars more” investment, but he declined to say what his specific plans are.

McKinley Park

Southwest Side Ald. George Cardenas Will Resign Nov. 30 To Join Cook County Board Of Review

Cardenas previously endorsed his former chief of staff, Anabel Abarca, to succeed him as 12th Ward alderman. Mayor Lori Lightfoot will appoint a replacement who will serve until the 2023 election.

McKinley Park

Halloween And Día De Los Muertos In Chicago 2022: 70+ Events To Celebrate Around The City

There are trunk-or-treat events for kids throughout the city, Halloween parades, haunted houses and more this Halloween weekend.

Citywide

Environmental Activists Led Tour Around McKinley Park To Spark Conversations About Environmental Justice

The tour was intended to raise awareness of environmental racism and how some prioritize industry over marginalized people, an organizer said.

McKinley Park

New Cold Storage Facility That Would Replace McKinley Park Building Would Be ‘Another Blank Wall On Ashland,’ Neighbors Say

Developers want to demolish an old warehouse on McKinley's Park Ashland Avenue and replace it with a nearly 100,000-square-foot cold storage facility.

McKinley Park

Retiring Ald. George Cardenas Endorses Former Chief Of Staff Anabel Abarca To Succeed Him

The ward, which included McKinley Park and Brighton Park, will have a new representative as Ald. George Cardenas steps down to join the Cook County Board of Review.

McKinley Park

Damen Silos, Spot Beloved By Urban Explorers, Put Up For Sale By State — Opening Bid Is $3.25 Million

The silos have been beloved by urban explorers for years, with so many people stopping by to take pictures or film videos that it felt like "a Chicago tourist destination," one said.

McKinley Park

Residents Divided On Proposed Near South Side High School At Chinatown Town Hall

Despite moments of tension, some saw the meeting as a "good start" to find common ground as neighbors and organizers debate if the school should be built.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. George Cardenas Wins Cook County Board Of Review Seat, Will Leave City Council By The End Of The Year

No Republican candidate has filed for the seat representing the 1st District, meaning Cardenas' is likely running unopposed in November's general election.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Pochos Moving Its Popular McKinley Park Brunch Spot To Pilsen’s 18th Street

"We're really ready to showcase our talents here on 18th Street," one of the co-owners said. The team hopes to open within a couple months.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Looking To Get Involved This Earth Day? Here’s A List Of Cleanups And More On The Southwest Side

There are park cleanups going on in Pilsen, McKinley Park and Little Village. Here's how to get involved.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Could Little Village Be Getting A New Alderman? George Cardenas Says He Won’t Run For City Council If He Wins County Seat He’s Pursuing

Ald. George Cardenas, a powerful mayoral ally, is running for a Cook County Board of Review. If elected, he'll drop out of the aldermanic race, he said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Citing Plow Tracker, Chicagoans Say The City Shafted The South Side On Snow Removal Again

Comedian Lisa Beasley's video showing a plowing "hole" across the South Side went viral. City officials said the publicly posted tracker may not always reflect the true number of trucks plowing streets.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago-Area Amazon Warehouse Workers Get Pay Raise After Staging Pre-Christmas Walkouts

New hires at the warehouses will now earn $18 an hour, up from $15.80.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

New Map Shows Pollution Near Your Kid’s School — And Confirms Latino Neighborhoods Are Hit The Hardest

An interactive map published by researchers at UIC allows residents to find out what sources of pollution are near their schools and homes.

Back of the Yards

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

Citywide

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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