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24-Unit Apartment Complex Will Take Over Longtime Empty Lot In Jefferson Park

At last year's meeting, some neighbors and nearby business owners welcomed the density addition and an opportunity to fill a "janky lot of despair." Others said it does not have enough affordable units.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Stop Signs Added To Deadly Stretch Of Milwaukee Avenue After 2 Cyclists Killed In Irving Park

Neighbors say protected bike lanes and speed cameras are still needed on Milwaukee Avenue to make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After Young Man Killed On Deadly NW Side Stretch, Advocates Ask: What Will It Take For City To Fix Milwaukee Ave.?

A driver hit and killed bicyclist Nick Parlingayan just across the street from where a driver killed bicyclist Carla Aiello in 2019. “It’s going to get much, much worse before it gets any better," one cyclist said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lawsuit Claiming Ald. Jim Gardiner Wrongfully Had Constituent Arrested Over Staffer’s Lost Phone Moves Forward

The suit from a former resident of Gardiner's ward alleges an officer told him, “I believe you. I wasn’t going to arrest you, but this person has power and I have bosses.”

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Parties At Illegal Clubs On The Rise Since The Pandemic Started, Officials Say: ‘This Is A Citywide Problem’

“It’s not just on the Northwest Side," city leaders told neighbors of an unlicensed Old Irving Park club where three people were shot in February. "It’s all over.”

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Woman Accused Of Destroying Family’s Garden Over Ald. Jim Gardiner Criticism Acquitted — But Key Evidence Wasn’t Disclosed

Police reports show Maureen McGlade admitted to being involved in two incidents last summer caught on video. But that information wasn't disclosed in a December trial, where a judge found her not guilty.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After 3 Shot During Storefront Party In Old Irving Park, City Shuts Down Another Illegal Event Space

Three people were shot Sunday inside an events space, which city leaders said did not have permits to host a party. The space was shut down.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Police Cameras Helped Catch Teen’s Killer, NW Side Alderman Says — So He Wants More Of Them In The 45th Ward

Ald. Jim Gardiner wants to install five to 10 cameras throughout his ward using menu funds to address crime. He said existing cameras helped catch the man charged in the killing of Meagan Bilbo.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

NW Side Cops To Crack Down On Illegal Guns, Parties To Combat Spike In Shootings, Officers Tell Frustrated Neighbors

About 200 people packed a Jefferson Park school gymnasium Friday for a safety meeting hosted by Ald. Jim Gardiner. Being constantly afraid of shootings is "not how I want to live" one neighbor said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Challenger Would Be Booted From 45th Ward In City Council’s Proposed Remap

Megan Mathias, who lives in Old Irving Park, could still challenge Gardiner for 45th Ward alderman even if her home is drawn into another territory — but she'd have to relocate if she were elected.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ethics Board Says Aldermen Who Violate Code Of Conduct Should Face Harsher Punishments As Gardiner Retaliation Claims Investigated

The Ethics Board also referred a case involving the alderman back to the inspector general for deeper investigation, following new facts brought to light from his attorney.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Gardiner Kills Apartment Plan Near Jefferson Park Transit Hub In Zoning Move That Will Block Dense Developments

A 48-unit apartment complex near the Jefferson Park Blue Line and Metra station was approved by former Ald. John Arena. But now, only single-family homes or two-flats can be developed there.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Slapped With Lawsuit After Trying To Get ‘Revenge’ On Constituent

The suit was filed by a resident who protested the alderman's decision to stall a Six Corners development in 2019. Days after the protest, the mother of a Gardiner staffer pulled the resident's dismissed police records.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Feds Seize Illegal Machine Gun From Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Ward Superintendent — And He’s Still On The Job

Charles Sikanich is also being sued by a man who says Sikanich and Gardiner falsely accused him of a crime, harassed him and had him arrested over a lost cellphone.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Boots Residents From Public Meeting For Asking About Investigations Into Conduct

Seven out of 23 attendees were removed from a virtual meeting about a new Panda Express for trying to ask the alderman questions about the FBI's investigation into him.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Blasted For ‘Obscene’ Texts, Stripped Of Committee Positions By Cook County Democratic Party

Gardiner, who has been accused of withholding ward services from his critics and using foul language to describe women, also faces an FBI investigation.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner’s First Challenger Has Announced Her Plan To Run — Even Though Election Is A Year Away

Candidate Megan Mathias' campaign announcement drew a crowd of more than 100 people. Attendees said they want a leader who will build common ground in the politically divided ward.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Calling Him ‘Chicago’s Very Own Donald Trump,’ Local Dems Say Ald. Gardiner Should Be Booted From Progressive Fundraising Site

In the wake of a series of misconduct allegations against the Northwest Side alderman, several politicians and progressive activists are calling on ActBlue, a major Democratic fundraising site, to remove him from its platform.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ethics Board Finds Ald. Jim Gardiner May Have Violated City Anti-Retaliation Rules, Calls For Deeper Investigation

Ald. Jim Gardiner could face up to a $10,000 fine for running afoul of city ethics rules, officials suggested in a notice issued this week.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Says Sorry For Foul-Mouthed Texts As Council Colleagues Call For Hearing To Investigate Him

Gardiner is facing increasing scrutiny from colleagues and constituents over leaked text messages that reveal he sought to withhold city services to ward critics and demeaned others with misogynistic language.

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