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Samantha Nugent
Samantha Nugent

A Ward Boss Was Caught Calling A Rabbi A ‘F—ing Jew’ On Tape. His Alderperson Was The One Who Turned Him In

The city's inspector general's office found the Streets and Sanitation ward superintendent's comments violated city rules and recommended he be fired — but he was allowed to retire.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Gompers Park Getting Nature Space For Children, New Trail Connections In Latest Ward Budget

Street beautifications, park trail connectors and playground improvements are some of the winning projects that will be funded after 39th Ward residents voted on how to spend aldermanic money.

North Park

How Should The 39th Ward Spend $500,000? Vote For Protected Bike Lanes, New Nature Play Space And More

Residents can choose among school playground improvements, protected bike lanes, street resurfacing, community markers and more.

North Park

Teenage Girl Wounded In Albany Park Shooting Near Volta Elementary

The girl, 16, was shot as she was walking with a boy Tuesday morning down the block from the school, police said. The boy was not hurt.

Albany Park

Have Ideas To Improve Far Northwest Side’s 39th Ward? Neighbors Can Pitch Plans To Spend $500K

So far, residents have submitted ideas to improve dog park areas, repave and beautify blocks, install red-light cameras to curb speeding and more.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Want Plastic Utensils Or Napkins With Your Takeout? Now You Have To Ask For Them, After City Council Passes Ordinance

In four months, Chicago restaurants will be mostly banned from giving out single-use plastics with meals.


Narrowed Plasticware Crackdown Set For Hearing As Tougher Version Remains On Shelf

Restaurants would be banned in most cases from sending customers home with unsolicited plasticware or condiment packets under an ordinance set to be considered Monday. But some say the measure doesn't go far enough.


New Montrose Avenue Bridge Over Kennedy Expressway Is Now Open — With Bike Lanes

The $16 million project removed the original bridge built in 1957 and replaced it with a structure with wider sidewalks, bike lanes and improved lighting.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Mayfair Vaccine Clinic Giving Out 1,200 Vaccine Shots This Thursday. Here’s How To Sign Up

Registration is open for a vaccine clinic that will give 1,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to far Northwest Side folks, regardless of residency or immigration status.

North Park

Speed Camera Tickets For 6 MPH Over Limit Is ‘Nickeling And Diming’ Chicago, Aldermen Say

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking to lower the threshold to mail out speeding tickets to help plug the city's massive budget hole.


As Robert Murphy And Sam Nugent Vie For Seat, Election Marks End Of The Laurino Era In 39th Ward

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Far Northwest Side ward will be led by someone outside the Laurino family.

North Park