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Roderick Sawyer
Roderick Sawyer

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

A Cannabis Cultivation Site Could Be Coming To Chatham, Reviving A Vacant Building Near The Dan Ryan

The cultivation site would grow cannabis and infuse it into products, like hard candy and drinks. The product would be sent to dispensaries across the state.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

An Englewood Lot Has Been Empty For 20 Years. A Developer Wants To Build A Gas Station, But Some Residents Aren’t Happy

Two investors want to bring a gas station to vacant land at 6700 S. Halsted St. But as neighbors push back, developers question what's next.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham’s Gift Of Hope To Receive $5 Million Towards Redevelopment After City Council Approval

The money will go towards revamping the organization's Chatham headquarters.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Rival Proposals To Let Civilians Run Police Department Could Be Merged In A Compromise Deal — But Lightfoot Delays Vote Again

Supporters of CPAC and GAPA, two proposals to create civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department, are negotiating towards a compromise ordinance to fend off a third measure set to be introduced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Citywide

Englewood Aldermen Commend Neighbors For Stepping Up To Help Amid Carjacking Surge

Local businessmen and volunteers are stepping up to stand watch at neighborhood gas stations as part of "Operation Safe Pump."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Reparations For Black Chicagoans Are Overdue, Supporters Of Resolution Say: ‘We Need To Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is’

“We have to get that police budget down and increase education funding, increase social service funding, increase all the other things that would probably result in fewer police being needed."

Downtown

4 South Side Ward Offices Closed Until Further Notice Over Coronavirus Concerns

A growing list of aldermen are closing their ward offices or reducing hours.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

What Will Make Englewood Thrive? Investment In People, Residents Say At Packed Town Hall: ‘We Are Our Own Solution’

More than 500 people and five aldermen packed a South Side auditorium to discuss solutions to issues facing Englewood.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham Neighborhood Leader Says Boombox Storefronts An ‘Epic Fail,’ But Business Owners Disagree

Ald. Roderick Sawyer also believes the shipping-container-turned-pop-up-store has run its course. "I'm not anti-Boombox, but it's time to move on."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Reparations Resolution To Go Before City Council Next Week: ‘It’s Time’

A coalition of local officials and activists are ready to bring the case for reparations to Chicago.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After City Cuts Funding For Englewood Preschool, Alderman Says He’s Trying To Get It Back

Ald. Roderick Sawyer said he wants to restore the funding for Little Angels Learning Center that former Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Extra Cops, Volunteers To Patrol Streets After Serial Rapist Strikes In Chatham, Grand Crossing

"They believe the person is local, that they're from around here," said Ald. Roderick Sawyer. "There's going to be heightened police protection, increased patrols."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Promised Her A New Preschool Building — Then Cut Funding For The Children

It is among several community child care centers suddenly and inexplicably losing funding, despite a pledge by two successive Chicago mayors to invest more in early learning.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Free Document Shredding At 10 A.M. Friday At 71st And Yale

Take your junk mail to its final resting place.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham Staple Josephine’s Cooking Has Always Been There For The Community — Finally, It Got The Makeover It Deserved

A surprise renovation from "Restaurant: Impossible" gave Mother Wade's restaurant a new menu and a new look.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Roderick Sawyer Declares Victory In 6th Ward Race

With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Sawyer had 53 percent of the vote to opponent Deborah Foster-Bonner's 46 percent, according to the Chicago Election Board.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Sterling Bay Is Coming To Englewood, With Project Planned At Old Kennedy-King College Site

The developer behind the controversial Lincoln Yards project will announce plans for the South Side development in the coming weeks.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As Of Now, Ald. Roderick Sawyer Faces A Runoff — But That Could Change As Votes Trickle In

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) needs 12 more votes to avoid a runoff and Ald. George Cardenas (12th) is just two dozen votes above the threshold for a runoff.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Roderick Sawyer Appears To Narrowly Avoid Runoff In 6th Ward

Vote by mail ballots have yet to be calculated, but it’s unclear if there are enough to lower Sawyer under the 50-percent threshold.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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