Villegas fights to hold onto ward called both ‘snake’ and ‘noodle’ against challenge from CTU-backed Torres Whitt
The 36th Ward was redrawn to include more than a handful of communities in a nearly eight-mile stretch of Chicago that includes parts of the West Town, Humboldt Park, Belmont Cragin and Montclare neighborhoods.
Starting this month, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see a decrease in their benefits after a coronavirus pandemic-era funding boost ended.
James Gardiner faced several scandals in his first term on the City Council; Jessica Gutierrez is poised for a runoff to replace Ariel Reboyras after falling 300 votes short in 2019.
Ald. Roberto Maldonado’s decision earlier this year not to seek reelection in the 26th Ward and Ald. Ariel Reboyras’ announcement in the 30th last year prompted a push for new ideas to address crime and other issues in the wards.
Tyteanne Bell, 34, faces a count of first-degree murder in the Jan. 20 attack on 24-year-old Jamilah Brown, who was walking in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue with her 3-year-old son.
Community rallies to raise funds for family of organizer, activist slain in Humboldt Park. ‘He was just a really good guy.’
Ruben Olivares, who helped distribute food, vaccines and other services through the Northwest Center, was shot Jan. 18 and died days later. A GoFundMe has been set up.
The library’s collection includes a range of items, from home improvement tools to projectors, all available for Chicago residents to borrow. It’s open three days a week.
A 35-year-old man was fatally shot 700 block of South Spaulding Avenue.
Jamilah Brown, 24, was in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue about 4:10 p.m. when she was stabbed in the neck and ear, Chicago police said.
Community activists want answers, hiring commitment as Amazon’s giant Humboldt Park site remains dormant
Amazon plans to open the distribution center later this year. Community activists want jobs to go to people in the neighborhood.
‘The vision for the gym is to be able to serve the community we’re in and the neighborhoods we grew up in,’ said Antonio Beniquez, co-founder of the Barracks Boxing Club on the Northwest Side.
Across Chicago on Friday, Latin American families of different backgrounds celebrated the annual traditions that come with the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day.
Ald. Maldonado (26th) becomes the 16th member of the Council not seeking reelection. He has served on the Council since 2009, when he was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The builder, Inherent LC3, installed the first home in August and is weeks away from delivering the second and third. The single-family houses are all going up near Laura S. Ward Elementary School.
Migrants recently arrived from Venezuela and Colombia enjoy a holiday party at the Salvation Army’s Shield of Hope Center, but many are homesick for loved ones left behind.
City robberies have increased by 15% from 2021, and thefts are up 59%.
In each robbery, an unknown number of male youths and young men riding in a dark colored SUV approached victims on the street and robbed them at gunpoint, police said. In two of the attacks the robbers struck the victims with a handgun.
An uptick in flu and respiratory illness among kids, and a potential spike in COVID this winter, worries doctors, students and school leaders.
Jacquail Jones attacked a man in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said.
The teen was in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue when he was shot.
The sit-down meal for 700 was the first the Salvation Army has offered in-house since the start of the pandemic. Another 2,300 to-go meals, prepared by Levy Restaurants, were also distributed.
Police say the 16-year-old boy wasn’t the shooter, but he passed a gun to an adult who also was arrested recently in the slaying of Akeem Briscoe.
The man was shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue. He died at a hospital.