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36th Ward

36th Ward
36th Ward

3 Candidates Are Challenging Ald. Gil Villegas To Represent ‘Pool Noodle’ 36th Ward. Here’s Who’s Running

The ward runs from Ukrainian Village all the way up Grand Avenue to Montclare. Villegas is seeking his third term in City Council.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town Resident David Herrera Joins Crowded Race To Represent ‘Pool Noodle’ 36th Ward: ‘This Is My Backyard’

Herrera is the third candidate to challenge incumbent Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) in next year's election. He's worked on developments in West Town and Humboldt Park, and unsuccessfully ran for 26th Ward alderman 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

Ald. Villegas Opens Ukrainian Village Ward Office — Even Though He Doesn’t Represent The Area Now

Ald. Gilbert Villegas is getting a jump on the new ward map, which would put the office into his ward in nine months if he wins reelection. But one neighboring alderman says it's confusing for neighbors.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Logan Square Leaders Blast Ald. Villegas For ‘Misleading’ Campaign Mailers — But Villegas Says Outcry Is A ‘Political Stunt’

In his bid for Congress, Villegas is touting a Logan Square affordable housing project as an achievement. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and others said Villegas is taking credit for something he "had nothing to do with."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago’s Proposed ‘Pool Noodle’ Ward Slammed By Current Alderman, Roasted On Social Media

Move over, lobster ward. Chicago's about to get a pool noodle ward, which political observers are blasting as an extreme case of gerrymandering.

Citywide

Lightfoot’s Floor Leader Gilbert Villegas Resigns, Ald. Michelle Harris Taking Over Role

Villegas' resignation comes 18 months into Lightfoot's first term. Under a newly created position, Ald. George Cardenas will serve as deputy floor leader.

Citywide