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Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez

Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez
Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez

24 Apartments, Retail Could Be Built On Vacant Belmont Avenue Lot In Avondale

The project would include two-bedroom apartments renting for $2,000 per month.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Push To Reopen Shuttered Mental Health Clinics Challenged By City’s Top Doc

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is pushing back hard on a proposal from the City Council to reshuffle mental health spending to reopen city-backed clinics.


Ald. Jim Gardiner Says Sorry For Foul-Mouthed Texts As Council Colleagues Call For Hearing To Investigate Him

Gardiner is facing increasing scrutiny from colleagues and constituents over leaked text messages that reveal he sought to withhold city services to ward critics and demeaned others with misogynistic language.


Chicago Rolls Out Mental Health Emergency Teams To Reduce Police Encounters With People In Crisis

The Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement program will create teams focused on de-escalating an emergency and providing follow-up treatment.


Cops Raid Albany Park Apartment Where Landlord Says He’s Struggling To Kick Out Squatters: ‘This Has Been Unfolding For Months’

Landlord Gary Carlson had been trying to evict two men who pushed out a tenant and took over their apartment before police arrested them Friday.

Albany Park

More City-Run Vaccination Clinics Needed In Hard-Hit Areas, Aldermen Say, As Vaccine Scandals Show Urgent Need For Oversight

A newly introduced ordinance calls for federal COVID-19 funds be used to create permanent city-run testing sites in hard-hit neighborhoods — instead of giving city doses to places that are not following the rules.


Mayor’s ‘You Gotta Be F–king Kidding Me’ Hot Mic Moment Was Not Directed At Council Members, Alderman Says

"She texted me and said she was talking about something brought to her by her staff," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez said following the mayor's gaffe.


Aldermen, Students Fast For A Day In Solidarity With Southeast Side Hunger Strikers Trying To Block Metal Scrapper

More than 75 educators joined the one-day fast to block Southside Recycling from opening, too. The initial hunger strikers completed their 12th day without food Monday.

South Chicago, East Side

Democratic Socialists Move To Kick Out Alderman Who Voted For Lightfoot’s Budget — But ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Negotiate,’ He Says

“Respectfully, no organization can decide who is and isn’t a socialist,” Ald. Andre Vasquez said. “I think many of my comrades and I all share the same goals, but we may differ on the approaches to get there, and that’s OK.”

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

City Must Confront Police Brutality If They Want Peace, Protesters And Aldermen Say: ‘Martial Law’ Will Get People Killed

Activists are also demanding the immediate release of jailed protesters and the defunding of the police department.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Activists Attempt To Create Community Garden On Old Gas Station Site — Even Though Affordable Housing Is Being Built There

“I was expecting NIMBYs and the other challenges people face when supporting affordable housing," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez said. "It’s really bizarre I’m arguing with a leftist organization."

Albany Park

Upgrades Coming To Irving Park Bike Lanes, Dog Park And More Thanks To 33rd Ward’s 1st Participatory Budget

Irving Park is getting bike lane upgrades, an expanded dog park and an effigy mound after neighbors voted on how to spend $1 million in ward money for the first time ever.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

7-Eleven Kills Plans To Build Gas Station At Montrose And Kimball

Neighbors opposed the idea of adding gas pumps outside the existing Albany Park 7-Eleven.

Albany Park

Albany Park Neighbors Say No To Plans For 7-Eleven Gas Station, And Aldermen Agree

A proposal was recently submitted by 7-Eleven to add four double-sided gas pumps in its parking lot at 4346 N. Kimball Ave.

Albany Park

New Gas Station Proposed For Corner Of Kimball and Montrose Avenues

The plans for the new gas station will be presented to the community on Wednesday at Henry Elementary School, 4250 N. St. Louis Ave., at 6 p.m.

Albany Park

Ald. Deb Mell Concedes 33rd Ward Seat To Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez

About a week ago, on April 17, Mell said she owed it to her supporters and staff to seek a partial recount.

Albany Park

Sit Tight: Thousands Of Votes Remain To Be Counted In 3 Too-Close-To-Call City Council Races

Three tight races for the City Council in the 5th, 33rd and 46th wards will likely not be decided until next week.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park