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Ald. Daniel La Spata’s Campaign Office Windows Smashed In Overnight Attack

Two people wearing all black smashed the windows of La Spata's campaign headquarters early Friday, police said. La Spata said he's concerned it's "political retribution."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Three 1st Ward Aldermanic Candidates To Speak Wednesday At Wicker Park Meeting

Ald. Daniel La Spata, Proco Joe Moreno and Stephen "Andy" Schneider will speak and take questions from voters.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Daniel La Spata To Square Off Against 3 Candidates — Including Former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno — In 1st Ward Race

Community leader Andy Schneider and attorney Sam Royko are making their first bids for public office while Moreno is trying to win back the City Council seat he held for nine years.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Proco Joe Moreno, Sam Royko Will Remain On 1st Ward Ballot Despite Push To Boot Them

Elections officials ruled Moreno's criminal history did not disqualify him from seeking office again, but he barely stayed in the race after more than 1,000 of his petition signatures were thrown out.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Outgoing Ald. Tom Tunney Backs Proco Joe Moreno In 1st Ward Race

Moreno, who is running to unseat Ald. Daniel La Spata, said he's "humbled" and "grateful" for the Lakeview alderman's support.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Proco Joe Moreno Should Be Kicked Off 1st Ward Ballot, Objectors Argue In Complaint

Two neighbors of candidate Sam Royko are challenging Moreno's bid for office in part because of his criminal history, while a longtime backer of the former alderperson also is trying to get Royko tossed from the race.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Scandals, Proco Joe Moreno Wants A Shot At Political Redemption. Will 1st Ward Voters Give It To Him?

The former alderman said the 2017 suicide of a close friend led to his alcohol abuse and subsequent legal problems. Now, he's asking residents to send him back to City Council.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

1st Ward Aldermanic Hopefuls Talk Public Safety, Late-Night Bars And Other Priorities At Wicker Park Forum

Attorney Sam Royko, Logan Square Preservation president Andy Schneider and former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno are all running to unseat incumbent Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st), who was elected in 2019.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

How Much Does My Alderman Make? Here’s A Complete List

The highest-paid alderpeople will make $142,772 next year, thanks to a nearly 10 percent raise. The lowest-paid alderperson makes $115,560, by comparison.

Citywide

Andy Schneider, President Of Logan Square Preservation, Running For 1st Ward Alderperson

Schneider, a neighborhood leader who's had a hand in many Logan Square projects in recent years, said he has a "proven track record of leadership and ability to build consensus within the community."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Proco Joe Moreno To Run For City Council Again After Legal Woes, Report Says

The controversial figure lost a 2019 re-election bid amid a series of scandals, but he said he has more work to do in the 1st Ward.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Sam Royko, Son Of Famed Chicago Columnist Mike Royko, Announces Bid For 1st Ward Alderman

Royko has pushed for public safety improvements since his girlfriend was carjacked in 2021. He said he'll also focus on improving constituent services and communication in the 1st Ward.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town