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Patrick Daley Thompson

Here’s How Mayor Lightfoot Will Pick The New 11th Ward Alderperson

Mayor Lori Lightfoot gets to appoint an 11th Ward alderperson after the Patrick Daley Thompson was forced to resign.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

2022 Could Be A ‘Banner Year’ For Aldermanic Convictions, Experts Say, As Patrick Daley Thompson Verdict Is First In String Of Corruption Cases

Since 1969, 37 aldermen have been convicted of a crime. More await trial. But Bill Cameron, who covered City Hall for 50 years, says "we catch only about 3 or 5% of the bad guys."

Citywide

With Daley Thompson Guilty Verdict, Clock Begins Ticking To Appoint New 11th Ward Alderman

The Bridgeport official was found guilty Monday on federal tax fraud charges. State law requires the two-term alderman to step down from City Council.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

New Ordinance Would Stop City From Charging Carjacking Victims Hundreds In Towing And Storage Fees

If your car ends up in a city lot after it was stolen, you can be charged a $150 tow fee and a $25 per day storage fee. The city lets victims appeal to get their money back, but they shouldn't have to, one alderman says.

Citywide

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

Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson Indicted On Federal Tax Fraud Charges

The 51-year-old Bridgeport alderman, who is former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew and former Mayor Richard J. Daley's grandson, was charged Thursday with filing a false income tax return and making a false statement to regulators.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Benito Juarez Students, Community Groups Come Together To Clean Up Pilsen

The 18th Street clean-up event was organized by the Economic Strategies Development Corporation and local aldermanic offices.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Amazon Distribution Center In Bridgeport Approved By Key City Committee

The Amazon plan on the Chicago River will bring jobs to the area, aldermen said, but neighbors and activists worry it will bring fleets of polluting delivery trucks, furthering environmental degradation on the Southwest side.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.

Downtown

Upset Neighbors Argue Against Proposed Food Plant Near Bubbly Creek — Until Someone Shuts Off The Meeting’s Lights

At a heated community meeting in Bridgeport Wednesday night, neighbors questioned whether the construction of a food processing plant was a done deal.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plans For $23 Million Revival Of Bridgeport’s Ramova Theatre Revealed — And Neighbors Are Thrilled

In addition to the theater, the Duck Inn's Kevin Hickey will bring back the Ramova Grill and include throwback favorites like chili and tamales.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Is The Ramova Theatre Finally Coming Back To Life? Plan For Bridgeport Spot Includes Venue, Brewery, More

The Duck Inn's Kevin Hickey and other neighborhood heavy hitters are behind the plan, which will be shared with neighbors later this month.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Facing Uphill Battle, 11th Ward Challenger Using City Hall Scandal To Try To Unseat Ald. Daley Thompson

The Daley name is iconic in Chicago, but to some voters it's more infamous — and that's what David Mihalyfy is counting on.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park