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Joe Moreno

‘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

Joe Moreno’s Bad Behavior ‘An Open Secret’ In 1st Ward, Opponent Says After Alderman’s Ex-Aide Accuses Him Of Sexual Harassment

One of Moreno's ex-aides claims the alderman once asked his staffers to take their shirts off at a bar for a pay raise "contest." Meanwhile Moreno blasted the "absurd, false charges."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Wicker Park Meeting About Lincoln Yards Canceled — Because Sterling Bay Never Agreed To It In The First Place

The city's Community Development Commission is slated to consider the $900 million Cortland/Chicago River TIF proposal Tuesday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Candidate La Spata Apologizes After ‘Racist’ Bachelor Party Photo Criticized By Black Caucus Leader

“I apologize unequivocally for the photo,” La Spata said. “The photograph and the costumes were not racially motivated, but I understand how it could be perceived.”

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Joe Moreno Investigated For Filing A False Stolen Car Report After Woman He Dated Arrested Driving It

Charges were dropped against the woman Tuesday. "I don't like any of this. It really bothers me. Nothing happened," she told Block Club.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

In City’s Hottest Neighborhoods, Aldermen Rake In Campaign Cash From Developers

Developers are continuing to flock to Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown — and some aldermen overseeing those neighborhoods are reaping the benefits.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

On Call Taped By FBI, Lawyer Complains 4 Aldermen Steered Him Business … But Not Solis, Sun-Times Reports

Victor Reyes, former head of the powerful Hispanic Democratic Organization, complained Solis wasn't sending him business like Joe Moreno, George Cardenas, Ricardo Munoz and Roberto Maldonado.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

10 Aldermen Vow To Oppose Lincoln Yards As New Zoning Chair Pushes For More Affordable Housing

“My concern is the very poor,” Ald. James Cappleman said. “No alderman has done more for the homeless in Chicago than I have.”

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Affordability Takes Center Stage At Logan Square Aldermanic Debate

Though they're usually on opposite sides of the spectrum, Alds. Moreno and Ramirez-Rosa found themselves in a similar position at Tuesday night's debate.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Aldermanic Debate Set For Next Week

Candidates running for alderman in the 1st, 32nd and 35th wards are scheduled to attend.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Neighbors Say Congress Theater Overhaul Being Held Hostage By Moreno, Developer

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) spent much of the meeting defending the apartment project, saying it will provide "tremendous benefits" to the community.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Rental Scooters Are Taking Over City Streets Across The Country, And Chicago Could Be Next

The scooter-sharing service often spawns a side industry — "Juicers" who search for Bird and Lime scooters to re-charge overnight for a slight payout.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Will Double Door’s Replacement Be Yeti, The Texas Cooler Maker With A Cult Following?

A source said Yeti could be close to announcing a dedicated Wicker Park store, just the second in the world for the booming brand.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Own A Home Along The 606? You May Be Eligible For New $25K Home Repair Grant

The grants, which will be discussed at a Monday meeting, were created to keep longtime homeowners in the neighborhood.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square/Bucktown Border Heats Up With Another Development Proposal Near The 606

A five-story, 60-unit project is the latest development proposed along the 1700 block of North Western Avenue.

Tenants Facing Rent Hikes Would Get A Lot More Warning Under Alderman’s New Proposal

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) introduced an ordinance this week that calls for landlords to give tenants more warning before hiking up the rent.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Construction Underway On Logan Square’s LGBTQ Affordable Housing Complex

The affordable housing complex focused on LGBTQ+ residents is "desperately needed" in a neighborhood that has been dealing with skyrocketing rents and gentrification, supporters say.

Did Alderman Moreno Impersonate A Cop Last Weekend? Police Investigate

After asking a woman to move her car, the alderman allegedly flashed a "badge" before saying, "You better pay your parking tickets! This is how we do it in Chicago!"

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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