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Ald. Tom Tunney Won’t Seek Reelection After 2 Decades Serving Lakeview

The powerful North Side alderman will retire at the end of his term, he announced Tuesday morning.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lakeview Ald. Tom Tunney Says He Might Quit — Or Run For Mayor: Report

Ald. Tom Tunney told the Sun-Times Mayor Lori Lightfoot is "vulnerable" and added that he may — or may not — throw his hat in the ring to run against her.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Despite Post-Pride Stabbings, Shootings, Lakeview Alderman Says Police ‘Did A Very Good Job’

Local Ald. Tom Tunney, who said last week he was "deeply concerned" about the Chicago Police Department's post-parade plans, said officers responded "amazingly well" to the mayhem.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Ald. Tunney ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Pride Parade Security, Wants More Officers, He Tells Top Cop

Ald. Tom Tunney asked Supt. David Brown for more officers at Sunday's Pride Parade, which he said could be the largest in Chicago history.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

AIDS Garden Chicago Opens Along Lakefront, Dedicated To The Thousands Lost To The Deadly Epidemic

The memorial was created near the site of the former Belmont Rocks, a popular gathering place for LGBTQ people between the 1960s and 1990s.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Despite Delay, Bally’s River West Casino Proposal Primed For City Council Vote Next Week

Alderpeople must "do some studying this weekend" after last-minute updates. A vote is planned Monday, sending the proposal to the full City Council on Wednesday.

Citywide

Lightfoot Set To Announce Casino Pick As Critics Question The Selection Process

The mayor is widely expected to choose the Bally’s River West proposal over the loud objections of neighbors and some aldermen.

Citywide

After 3 Shootings In A Week, Lakeview Leaders Say Police Staffing Levels In The Area Are ‘Unacceptable’

The most recent shooting happened early Sunday, when a bullet grazed a woman who was inside a bar in the 1000 block of West Belmont Avenue.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Stretch Of Waveland Avenue East Of Wrigley Field Could Become One-Way Under Police Proposal

Police want to make Waveland Avenue from Sheffield Avenue to the first alley west of Halsted Street a one-way street going east to better manage traffic and prevent side-swipes.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

CTA Begins Demolishing ‘L’ Tracks Between Belmont And Cornelia, Will Remove Slight Curve That Slows Trains

The reconstruction of the Lakeview tracks is the latest stage of the $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Project.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lakeview, Lincoln Park Neighbors Fear For Safety After Spike In Armed Robberies, Carjackings

With big increases in armed robberies and carjackings, some neighbors say they're traveling in groups, hosting community walks and adding more lighting and cameras to make the area safer.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

In Lakeview, Carjackings And Robberies Are On The Rise — And Neighbors Say They ‘Don’t Feel Safe’

Lincoln Park has seen an increase in carjackings, too. On Friday, several people were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents and an elderly couple was carjacked in the neighborhoods.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Ald. Jim Gardiner Apologizes To Fellow Alderman He Called A ‘B-tch’ In Leaked Texts

Ald. Jim Gardiner called aldermen Tom Tunney and Scott Waguespack to apologize, but he texted Waguespack's chief of staff, who he'd called a "b-tch."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Calls Constituent And Fellow Alderman A ‘B-tch,’ Rips His Critics In Leaked Text Messages

The profanity-laced texts show the alderman ripping people who dared to challenge him — including an alderman and a female chief of staff who he deemed an alderman's "b-tch."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Dozens Of Chicagoans Have Been Attacked By A Serial Egg Thrower. The Victims Made A Facebook Group To Fight Back

Chicago Egg Hunters is a 735-member Facebook group with dozens of members who have reported being hit with eggs by someone who is usually in a white truck.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Demand For Block Parties Is Sky High But City Hasn’t Started The Permitting: ‘It’s Frickin’ Almost Summer,’ Alderman Warns

Ald. Tom Tunney blasted the city's "lack of leadership" during a committee meeting Thursday over a lack of guidance surrounding summer block parties.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Ald. Tom Tunney Fined $2,000 For Serving Diners Inside Lakeview’s Ann Sather In December

The alderman, who has owned Ann Sather since 2003, could have faced a fine up to $10,500 for illegally opening his restaurant to diners despite a state ban.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Police Install More License Plate Readers On Lake Shore Drive To Slow ‘Out-Of-Control’ Carjacking Surge

Carjackings in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park area have more than doubled in the last year, and police are increasingly using cameras to track people using expressways to flee scenes.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

$100 Million Project Near 43rd Street Green Line Stop Gets Key City Approval

The $250 million Big Deahl project, a fourth location of Small Cheval and a plan to landmark Emmett Till's former home were also approved by the zoning committee.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lakeview, Lincoln Park Aldermen To Host Carjacking Forum Amid Citywide Surge

The virtual forum is schedule for Feb. 2. Alds. Michele Smith (43rd) and Tom Tunney (44th) will be present with police and prosecutors.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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