November 29, 2011 |
Chicago's hipster alderman is doing something effortlessly cool again - by buying a round of beer for Wicker Park and Bucktown residents. Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st) is hosting his monthly constituent meet-and-greet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday at sports spot Boundary Tavern and Grille, 1932 W. Division St. Moreno, who has been alderman since March 2010, said he's been hosting these get-togethers since May of last year. "They've been very successful," said Moreno, who has been dubbed the "hipster alderman" because of his love of indie music and bikes.
August 16, 2012 |
RedEye wanted to know what Ald.Proco "Joe" Moreno's day was like. So we followed him around Aug. 9. 7:10 a.m. Runs 4 miles in the ward. Along the route, he points out the new basketball hoops at Wicker Park and the new pedestrian crosswalk signs on Damen Avenue. He mentions the recently opened Emporium Arcade Bar on Milwaukee Avenue and how he got the zoning law changed to allow the arcade to open in the neighborhood as part of a tavern. 9:30 a.m. Checks in at the 2100 block of North Bingham Street where he pays a precinct captain $10 an hour from his own political fund...
April 4, 2013 |
Ald. William Burns (4th), 39 Three city issues that should be on our radar : social services, poverty, and economic development. Is being young on the City Council an advantage or disadvantage? I think that being young is an advantage. I approach challenges and people with a fresh perspective. The job also requires a tremendous amount of energy -- as a freshman alderman, I don't have as many staffers at my disposal as committee chairmen do, so I end up writing letters to constituents and working along side my staff.
January 21, 2013 |
The process to apply to fill the aldermanic seat in the 7th ward vacated by Sandi Jackson began Monday. Residents living in the communities of South Shore, South Chicago, Calumet Heights and South Deering can click here to download an application, submit it online and check their residency status to make sure they live in the ward. Applications also can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to 7th Ward Aldermanic Screening Committee, City Hall, Room 406, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602.
May 20, 2014 |
At least eight empty storefronts on Clark Street in Lincoln Park have building and safety code violations, according to a message to community members from Ald. Michele Smith (43rd). The city is suing the owners of the buildings over the violations, which include rotting porches, rodents and drainage issues, the email said. In the letter, Ald. Smith said the buildings' issues represent a larger problem for the Clark Street retail corridor. "Long-empty storefronts on Clark have been a persistent issue in our neighborhood," Smith wrote...
June 18, 2013 |
This weekend, Englewood is joining the list of Chicago neighborhoods with their own alderman-led community tours. The tour, led by 15th Ward Alderman Toni Foulkes, will make stops at the local library and firehouse, Growing Home, the South Side neighborhood's urban farm and job training site, and a new water park playlot built last year on Hermitage Avenue. Foulkes has been holding a bike tour of Chicago Lawn, the other neighborhood encompassed by her ward, since 2008, with the goal of...