Lincoln Park

Five months after a City Council appointment from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Ald. Timmy Knudsen only got about a quarter of the vote in February. Now he’s lining up other Democratic support to survive a runoff with Brian Comer.
Paul Vallas said he would simplify CPD police foot-pursuit policy. Brandon Johnson says he would keep current policy. Both agree to appoint Blacks, Latinos to their teams.
Policer were responding to a call for criminal damage to property when one of the officers got in a struggle with a suspect, police said.
Exactly who gets to use the concrete slab at Bauler Park — and when — has become the source of “elevated emotions.”
It would be the comeback story of the year if disgraced ex-Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno can unseat Ald. Daniel La Spata in the 1st Ward. And in the wealthy nearby 43rd Ward, Ald. Timmy Knudsen is trying to prevent his appointment from fizzling out as one of the City Council’s shortest terms.
A health department official says the city considered many issues, including air quality and health in the surrounding community, in nixing a scrap business along Calumet River.
Police said two men robbed the letter carrier at gunpoint in the 2500 block of North Ashland. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for help leading to an arrest.
Both the Emanuel and Lightfoot administrations gave assurances that the metal shredder’s relocation was supported by the city, a company official testified Monday.
An ultrasound revealed that 4-year-old Zari is expecting at least two cubs, zoo officials announced Monday.
The city touts its Invest South/West initiative, but the real action is on the other side of town.
The zoo said she passed away quickly overnight after an acute change in her health.
A Francis W. Parker School administrator was secretly recorded by an operative with the group Project Veritas posing as a conference attendee.
The tree, which predates the City of Chicago’s founding in 1837, has been a part of the zoo’s natural landscape since its beginnings.
Ald. Brian Hopkins hopes the 20 acres of riverfront land will be sold after the remaining buildings and structures are removed.
Formerly an apartment hotel, the building is getting a complete makeover backed by a former resident, Chicago business executive Joe Mansueto.
In the first citywide singing contest, Chicago Sings Karaoke, Jason E. Jackson beat out 540 others to take the top prize of $5,000. Mayor Lori Lightfoot belts out ‘Dancing in the Street.’
Anonymous group seeking to draw attention to Indigenous Peoples’ Day claims credit for pouring paint on the ‘Standing Lincoln,’ calling the 16th president ‘a colonizer.’
The name was part of an emotional and potentially high-risk coming out for Timmy Knudsen after he graduated law school and joined a buttoned-down Chicago firm he was not at all certain would welcome an openly-gay attorney.
Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43rd) was confirmed, sworn in and started voting Wednesday, becoming Chicago’s youngest alderperson. His predecessor, Michele Smith, offered an impassioned defense of the role of Council members.
The appointment is expected to give Knudsen a running start in next year’s aldermanic elections in the affluent North Side ward, which typically sees heavily contested races. The nomination goes before the City Council Rules Committee Tuesday and the full Council Wednesday.
About 2:20 a.m., a white sedan entered the northbound lanes going south in the 2000 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive when the driver struck a silver sedan head on, police said.
The decision by the Lincoln Park alderperson gives Mayor Lori Lightfoot the rare chance for a third appointment to the Council. Lightfoot already has replaced Patrick Daley Thompson, forced to resign after a federal conviction, and Michael Scott Jr., who left for a private sector job.
Smith says the cameras, which parks employees rarely monitor, aren’t of high enough resolution to be tied into city Office of Emergency Management and Communication systems.