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Ed Burke, Chicago’s Longest-Serving Alderman, Will Not Seek Reelection

Burke has represented his Southwest Side ward more than 50 years, serving 14 terms since 1969. He was indicted in 2019 on federal racketeering, bribery and corruption charges.

Citywide

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

Here’s How Mayor Lightfoot Will Pick The New 12th Ward Alderperson

Sitting Ald. George Cardenas is resigning Nov. 30 to join the Cook County Board of Review. His replacement will serve in City Council until the 2023 election.

Back of the Yards

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

La Katrina Cafe Brings Pastries, Coffee, Mexican Fare And Other Sweet Treats To Gage Park

Chef and co-owner Jocelyn Meza said she's excited to open a small business in the Southwest Side neighborhood she used to call home.

Gage Park, Brighton 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

Haunted Chicago: Here’s Some Of Our Favorite Neighborhood Halloween Decorations

PHOTOS: Check out how Chicagoans have decked out homes across the city for Halloween.

Citywide

$50,000 Reward Offered After Man Attacked Postal Worker, Stole Her Truck In Little Village

The man is considered armed and dangerous, and people should not try to catch him themselves, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Chicago Man Quietly Left Behind $11 Million — The Largest Unclaimed Estate In American History

A Gage Park man's $11 million estate will be divided among 119 distant relatives, officials said.

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3 Killed, 2 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Chicago’s Latest Drifting Intersection Takeover

Ald. Ray Lopez, who represents the area, called the shooting "the intersection [of] street stupidity and gang life."

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Gage Park Pizzeria Delivery Drivers Say They Aren’t Being Paid Fair Wages: ‘We’re Exercising Our Rights’

Workers are suing Naty's Pizza, alleging they're being underpaid. The owner's daughter denied their allegations.

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Gage Park Group Collecting Coats And Winter Gear For Southwest Siders In Need

This year, Gage Park Latinx Council aims to give 500 coats to families on the Southwest Side, nearly doubling their goal last year.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

You Can Vote To Help Curie High School Win $50,000 To Revamp Its Theater

Chicagoans can vote through Sunday to help Curie win $50,000 from the World's Best School Prizes.

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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

Pilsen Exhibit Will Showcase Photos From Young Southwest Side Artists ‘Finding Beauty Within The Neighborhoods’

The six photographers took part in a summer program called Documentografía with the Gage Park Latinx Council. Program leader Eduardo Cornejo said it's the artists' first time having their work displayed in a gallery.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

West, South Side Groups Are Getting A Share Of $75 Million To Support Gun Violence Prevention

Cook County is funding 37 community groups in Chicago to scale up programs that "address the root causes of violence and crime in our communities," board President Toni Preckwinkle said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Vicko Alvarez, Southwest Side Activist, Is Running For 15th Ward Alderwoman

Alvarez is the first to announce a candidacy for the 15th Ward, which will get a new alderperson with current Ald. Raymond Lopez running for mayor. Alvarez served as Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez's chief of staff.

Back of the Yards

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

Diapers, Kids Clothes And More To Be Given Away On Southwest Side In Honor Of Young Mother Killed Buying Used Stroller

Saturday's event is noon-2 p.m. at the United Credit Union parking lot. The group also accepts same-day donations before the giveaway.

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