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Ald. Raymond Lopez Faces 2 Community Activists In 15th Ward Race After Abandoning Mayoral Bid

Gloria Williams, who runs a nonprofit in West Englewood, and Vicko Alvarez, a former North Side ward staffer, are the two candidates trying to unseat the sitting 15th Ward alderman, Ray Lopez.

Back of the Yards

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

Developers Who Demolish Homes Near The 606, Pilsen Will Be Hit With Fees Through 2024 After Program Extended

The surcharge pulled in $120,000 from eight demolition permits over the past year, resulting in fewer demolitions, officials said. The program is an effort to slow gentrification in these areas.

Citywide

Lightfoot Thwarts 2nd Challenge To City Workers Vaccine Mandate After Alderpeople Shun Meeting

Alderpeople who have criticized the vaccine requirement for city workers unsuccessfully pushed to scrap the mandate in October. Wednesday's meeting to consider changes to the policy was canceled after a few minutes.

Citywide

Anti-Dibs Alderman Throwing Away Items Used To Save Parking Spots On Snowy Southwest Side Streets

Nine truckloads of stuff have been carted out of Ald. Ray Lopez’s ward, which covers parts of Back of the Yards, Gage Park and Brighton Park.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Lightfoot’s Pick For Police Oversight Boss Apologizes To Slain Officer Ella French’s Family While Defending Agency’s Report

Mayor Lori Lightfoot still supports interim COPA chief Andrea Kersten, but said French’s inclusion in the report was “tone deaf and it was absolutely unnecessary.”

Citywide

Skeptical City Council Blocks Move To Explore How The City Could Buy Chicago Bears

Ald. George Cardenas said his resolution was a conversation starter on how to keep the franchise in the city, but Ald. Ray Lopez said it wasn't a conversation worth having.

Citywide

Push To Repeal Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Fails

Spurred on by the city’s largest police union, aldermen debated the measure to repeal the mandate for two hours. It ultimately failed 13-30.

Citywide

One Neighborhood, 6 Aldermen: Why Englewood Residents Are Pushing For A More Unified Ward Map

"How are you paying attention to Englewood when you have three or four other communities to monitor?" a longtime resident said. "We need to get aldermen in one big area and say, 'OK, this is Englewood.'” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham