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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.

Citywide

Six Corners Sears Redevelopment Gets Full City Council Approval

Supporters hope the long-anticipated project will help revive the prominent Northwest Side intersection and draw in more businesses.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Ald. Jim Gardiner Faces FBI Probe, Northwest Side Residents Rally To Demand His Resignation

"What he is doing is using the power we have given him as an elected official to carry out personal vendettas and that’s not OK," said one of the rally organizers.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Should Resign, Protesters Say Ahead Of Monday Rally

The rally, organized by independent political organization United Northwest Side, will begin at 6 p.m. at 5425 W. Lawrence Ave. Constituents who say they have been harassed by Gardiner will also speak.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Should Be Investigated By City Watchdog, Lightfoot Says

The Far Northwest Side alderman tried to withhold services from and get revenge on residents who criticized him and used profanity to describe colleagues, leaked texts show.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Used His Power To Seek Revenge Against His Critics, New Texts Show

When a mom commented about him on Facebook, Gardiner sent city inspectors to her door. When a business owner organized a protest, Gardiner got old police reports about him — and planned to leak them to a neighborhood Facebook group.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Six Corners Sears Project Nears City Council Approval After Surviving Affordable Housing Debate

The project has been praised for its potential to revive the once-thriving retail district, but the lack of affordable units has drawn criticism.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

‘Do Not Help Her’: After Texts Show Ald. Jim Gardiner Called Constituent A ‘C-nt,’ Council Members Want Him Punished

More than 20 elected officials are calling on Gardiner to publicly apologize after he urged staff not to help constituents who criticized him and called female residents and City Hall staffers “b-tch” and “c-nt.”

Citywide

Ald. Jim Gardiner Apologizes To Fellow Alderman He Called A ‘B-tch’ In Leaked Texts

Ald. Jim Gardiner called aldermen Tom Tunney and Scott Waguespack to apologize, but he texted Waguespack's chief of staff, who he'd called a "b-tch."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Calls Constituent And Fellow Alderman A ‘B-tch,’ Rips His Critics In Leaked Text Messages

The profanity-laced texts show the alderman ripping people who dared to challenge him — including an alderman and a female chief of staff who he deemed an alderman's "b-tch."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park Neighbors Say Proposed Condo Development On Vacant Church Lot Is Too Big

Hudson Construction Services wants to build an 18-unit condo project at 5850 N. Elston Ave. that would replace the United Methodist Church lot, which has been for sale for more than a year.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Six Corners Senior Living Facility Construction Ahead Of Schedule, Finally Filling Hated ‘Hole’ On Northwest Side

The development is set to be completed by fall 2022. An Aldi and another retail tenant will be housed in the ground floor.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Jefferson Park Cyclist Killed On Milwaukee Avenue, Advocates Push City To Fix The ‘Bike Highway’ — Before Someone Else Dies

"We need protected routes on major ways or intermediary routes to bike safely — and we needed it years ago," said a Northwest Side cycling advocate.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Six Corners Sears Overhaul Inches Forward, Some Northwest Siders Celebrate Luxury Apartment Plan — But Others Worry About Affordability

Of 209 luxury apartments planned for the vacant Sears building, just six will be affordable, according to the zoning application. It won't be subject to the city's new affordability ordinance, which goes into effect in October.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lake Effect Brewing’s Firehouse Brewpub One Step Closer To Opening After City Council Lifts Liquor Ban

The firehouse brewery and kitchen are slated to open in summer 2022.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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