Rodriguez wins 22nd Ward seat in decisive victory
By Chris Schulz Medill Reports Democrat Michael Rodriguez won the 22nd Ward aldermanic seat Tuesday, with 63.9 percent of the vote, defeating three other candidates. Rodriguez succeeds longtime Alderman Ricardo Muñoz. After representing the 22nd ward for 25 years, Muñoz announced in July that he would not seek reelection and endorsed Rodriguez’s candidacy. Rodriguez also […]
What’s on the ballot in Chicago’s 2019 election?
By Noah Broder Medill Reports The Chicago mayor’s race is the top-line ballot consideration for voters as the Feb. 26 citywide elections approach. With 14 candidates in the mayoral race, voters have a less than a month to decide how they want to cast their votes. But Chicagoans also must consider other key races. While […]
Chicago City Council Progressive Caucus holds town hall on 2017 budget
By Alex Ortiz If all politics are local, then a City Council Progressive Caucus town hall at Malcolm X College Thursday mirrored issues driving the national election conversation. Residents punctuated two main topics: child care access and jobs. “We’re just looking for more funding in that area,” said April Drayton, a childcare professional from Morgan […]
Rep. Mike Quigley calls for Wrigleyville street closures
By Caroline Kenny Due to national security concerns worldwide, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) is proposing the City of Chicago close Clark and Addison streets during all Chicago Cubs games this baseball season. Quigley, who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, brought up the concept when discussing the Paris and Brussels terror attacks […]