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22nd Ward
22nd Ward

Little Village Ald. Michael Rodriguez Faces 2 Challengers For 22nd Ward Seat

Neftalie Gonzales and Kristian Armendariz are running to unseat Ald. Mike Rodriguez, who is after a second term in City Council.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Facing Spike In Robberies, Little Village Street Vendors Say Mayor’s Suggestion To Go Cashless Won’t Keep Them Safe

Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently said helping vendors not carry cash may deter robberies along 26th Street. Vendors say they want more police and carrying less cash would create other problems for their businesses.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Hilco Plans Fleet Storage Yard Next To Target Warehouse In Little Village

The Target distribution center known as Exchange 55 was the site of a botched implosion of an old coal smokestack during its redevelopment by Hilco.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

As Flooding Increases, Chicago Looks To Make Basement Housing Safer

Chicago has experienced more frequent and severe storms in recent decades, putting immigrants and low-income Chicagoans living in basement units at increased risk of flooding.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

City Council Pushes Lightfoot To Release Full Report On Little Village Botched Implosion. What Will The Mayor Do?

The measure is non-binding, meaning it does not compel the mayor to do anything. It now falls to the city's Department of Law, which is under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's purview, to make the call.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

City Council Will Vote To Push Mayor To Release Full Report On Hilco Demolition Disaster In Little Village

The measure can't force officials to release the report, but Ald. Mike Rodriguez said it will put pressure on the Lightfoot administration to make the report public.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

City Should Kill Hilco’s $19.7 Million Tax Break Deal After Botched Smokestack Demolition, Alderman Says

Ald. Michael Rodriguez wants the city to enact a "clawback" ordinance that would revoke economic development tax incentives given to corporations that “betray the public’s trust.”

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Despite Links To Muñoz, Alderman-elect Michael Rodriguez Says Real Change Is Coming To The 22nd Ward

When the Democratic committeeman is sworn in as alderman in May, it will be the first time the 22nd Ward will have a new alderman in 26 years.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Michael Rodriguez Wins In 22nd Ward Race To Replace Outgoing Ricardo Muñoz

With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Rodriguez has captured 64 percent of the vote in the four-way race.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards