February 2011

CAPS Meeting: February 2011

The Gazette encourages you to participate in your local C.A.P.S. Programs during 2011. Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (C.A.P.S.) meetings in the 1st, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 21st district areas, covered by the Gazette, include…

Cycle Swap; Neighborhood Development Awards; Round-ups

The Chicago Cycle Swap will feature gear from local bike shops and private sellers, food, refreshments, and presentations on bicycle topics…

25th ward alderman race sees some familiar names

Serving since 1996, Alderman Daniel Solis is looking to hold onto his office as he faces challengers Ambrosio “Ambi” Medrano Jr. and Cuauhtémoc “Temoc” Morfín in the 25th Ward, which includes Pilsen, Chinatown, and University Village.

Veteran opponent and newcomer take on Balcer in 11th Ward

A frequent foe and a newcomer are taking on the incumbent alderman in the 11th Ward. James Balcer, the incumbent, considers himself a Democrat and has served on the City Council since 1997.

Longtime alderman faces two challengers in 27th Ward

The 27th Ward, with its nearly 66,000 residents, covers the West Loop, parts of the Near West Side and West Side, Old Town, and the Grand Avenue area.

Crowded field vying for 4th Ward aldermanic seat

Before her election as Cook County Board president in November 2010, Toni Preckwinkle had served as 4th Ward alderman since 1991. Community activist Shirley Newsome is the mayoral appointee to the 4th Ward aldermanic seat and is completing Preckwinkle’s term, but Newsome is not running for election…

A new Tillman looks to defeat Dowell in heated 3rd Ward race

Challenger Ebony Tillman thinks it is time for a new alderman of the 3rd Ward…

Three candidates in the race for 1st Ward aldermanic seat

The race for 1st Ward alderman began several months ago when Manuel Flores resigned to become chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission and Proco “Joe” Moreno, a printing company executive, was appointed alderman.

Six candidates seek 2nd Ward aldermanic post

When incumbent 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti was considering a run for mayor, several candidates jumped into the race for what they thought would be an open seat…

Romantic Valentine’s Day can be yours right in the neighborhood

Valentine’s Day is about getting away from the kids and spending a great time with that special someone. Local restaurants, bars, and food emporia will cater to your every need on this most romantic of days.

Gazette Endorsements: Mayor

This year’s mayoral election marks Chicago’s first since the 1940s in which there will be a voluntary transfer of power. For more than 60 years, Chicago mayors have left office only after an electoral defeat or after dying in office. So, this year is the first opportunity in decades to really look at who has the best plan to take the City government in a new direction.

Gazette Endorsement: City Clerk

The City Clerk’s office is more than just handing out vehicle stickers every spring. Running to succeed Miguel Del Valle as City Clerk are a Water Reclamation District Commissioner, Patricia Horton, and 1st District State Rep. Susana Mendoza.