Posts tagged "alderman"

Outside former 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson's office

Outside former 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson's office
*This post has been updated to remove the photo credit at the photographer’s request.

Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleads guilty, faces prison time and loss of federal pension

Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleads guilty, faces prison time and loss of federal pension
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire and mail fraud, according to news reports. “For years I lived off my campaign,” a tearful Jackson said, according to The New York Times. “I used money I shouldn’t have used for personal purposes.” The guilty plea came after federal... Read more »

What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled

What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled
Dashed Hopes. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said it will focus on deporting immigrants with dangerous felonies. But a recent visit to immigration court found this doesn’t quite live up to the reality on the ground. Read the full story on Chicago Muckrakers today. Spotlight on South Shore. Chicago is looking to fill the... Read more »
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Race, poverty and politics: first meeting of the infrastructure trust; city council mulling eminent domain to help troubled homeowners

Rahm Emanuel’s infrastructure trust had its first meeting Thursday. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the board chairman, a retired Boeing executive, put forward rules to organize the operation of the trust. The group’s activities are expected to be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. Eventually, the trust will need about $200 million to take... Read more »

Violence prevention should be at the top of the campaign agenda in some aldermanic races

While they accounted for slightly more than a quarter of the city’s population, 15 majority African-American wards on Chicago’s South and West sides accounted for nearly two-thirds of the city’s homicides from 2008 through 2010, according to an analysis of homicide data by The Chicago Reporter. More at chicagoreporter.com In all, there were 931 murders committed... Read more »