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A List Of Chicago Aldermen Indicted, Raided Or Implicated By The Feds, Criminally Charged Or Convicted Since 2019

Chicago is routinely named the most corrupt city in the United States. We've had 30 aldermen convicted of corruption since 1973.

Citywide

Former Wicker Park Alderman Did Not Wrongfully Downzone Double Door Building, Court Rules

Brian Strauss' lawsuit alleged former 1st Ward Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno inappropriately downzoned the Wicker Park building. A court disagreed.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno Released From Jail: ‘No More Surprises,’ Judge Says

Moreno also has been ordered to undergo treatment for substance use in connection with the drunken Gold Coast crash. That — and testing — will be mandated by a judge.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno Sent To Jail After Being Charged With Drunk Driving While Out On Bond

A Cook County judge called the former 1st Ward alderman "an extreme danger to the community" in sending him to jail for the Dec. 27 drunk driving crash in Gold Coast.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Wicker Park Target Can Now Sell Booze After Moreno-Era Liquor Ban Lifted

Put in place by former 1st Ward Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno on Dec. 12, 2018, the moratorium prevented the sale of packaged liquor between Wood Street and Milwaukee Avenue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Battle Between Wicker Park Developers Over Jam-Packed Corner Heads To Court: ‘The City Should Just Fold Now’

The lawsuit comes after former 1st Ward Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno discreetly approved a massive development nearby.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Construction Begins On New Batch Of Million-Dollar Condos, Townhomes On Wicker Park’s Division Street

Alcove Wicker Park will be nestled tightly within a collection of high-rise rental towers near the intersection of Division Street and Ashland Avenue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Neighbors Say There’s No Room For Another High-Rise On Wicker Park Corner, But A Final Push From Moreno May Have Sealed Their Fate

Citing Blue Line overcrowding and general congestion, neighbors say former Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) lied to them and pushed a "greedy" development through council.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Joe Moreno Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Alleging He Falsely Reported His Audi Stolen, Tried To Collect $30K In Insurance

Moreno, 46, was arraigned before Cook County Judge William H. Hooks Tuesday morning.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno Indicted For Allegedly Telling Cops His Audi Was Stolen, Insurance Fraud

He's scheduled for arraignment June 18.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Three Aldermen — La Spata, Hopkins, Waguespack — Join Forces To Meet With And Update Residents

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Joe Moreno’s Ex Sues Alderman, Says He Ruined Her Reputation With False Car Theft Report: ‘People Stopped Trusting Me’

“He was like, 'You know what, let me go through election. I will explain everything to you,’” Moreno's ex-girlfriend Liliya Hrabar told reporters.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno Told Cops Someone Stole His Audi, But Prosecutors Say He Really Loaned It To Woman He Was Dating

The woman was arrested after Moreno loaned her his Audi — then insisted the car was stolen, prosecutors said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno Charged With Insurance Fraud, Obstruction For Telling Cops His Audi Was Stolen

A friend of the controversial alderman said he let her drive the car, but Moreno later reported it stolen. He said it was a misunderstanding.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

‘Learning To Lead By Listening’: Ald.-elect Daniel La Spata Pledges To Forge A New Way Of Doing Business

"I hope, for you, this models the kind of government that I’m really hoping to bring." Ald.-elect Daniel La Spata (1st) wants to hear from voters before he takes office on May 20.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Before Taking Office, Ald.-Elect Daniel La Spata (1st) Will Meet Voters In West Town

Monday's meeting aims to gather community input and will include free Spanish translation services.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Aldermen Set To Consider Flurry Of 1st Ward Projects As Ald. Moreno Prepares To Leave Office

Nine proposals that could add 100 apartment and condo units to the North Side ward will be considered.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ousted Ald. Joe Moreno Files To Rezone His Home 2 Weeks After Losing Re-Election Bid

The outgoing alderman recently introduced a zoning change that would allow him to revert his single-family home back to a two-flat.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

‘Hipster Alderman’ Out, ‘Nerd Alderman’ In: Daniel La Spata Charts Path As 1st Ward’s New Leader

The community organizer and former policy staffer at Friends of the Parks says his win was part of a progressive wave in Chicago.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

La Spata Declares Victory Over Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno In 1st Ward Upset

Controversy was a thorn in Moreno's side this election season.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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