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Aldermen’s absolute veto power over ward projects gets unlikely court challenge

GlenStar, the luxury developer at odds with 41st Ward alderman Anthony Napolitano over a proposed 299-unit apartment building near the Cumberland Blue Line, has sued the city in an attempt to secure the necessary zoning changes to proceed with construction. But buried in its demands that a judge find city officials’ actions regarding its proposed building unlawful is a major legal challenge to the age-old practice of “aldermanic prerogative.”…Read More






Donations pour in for Ida B. Wells monument in Chicago, but $180K still needed

Abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett spent more than half of her life in Chicago. But though she was one of the most prominent black leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, there’s no monument to her anywhere in the city. Wells’s great-granddaughter and a dedicated group of community members have been trying to change that since 2011, and a new fund-raising push launched on Twitter this week has infused their quest with new urgency…Read More





White Sox place Danny Farquhar on 60-day disabled list; Carson Fulmer replacesMiguel Gonzalez as Monday starter

he White Sox have placed reliever Danny Farquhar on the 60-day disabled list. That was expected. Not expected was the decision to put Miguel Gonzalez on the 10-day DL with right rotator cuff inflammation. Gonzalez (0-3, 12.41 ERA) had been expected to start Monday night against the MarinersRead More





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OPRF principal vows to do ‘deeper dive’ to explain disproportionate discipline for black students

Forty-four percent of students disciplined for being late to class at Oak Park and River Forest High School at least five times from August through December are black — despite the fact that black students make up only 22 percent of the student body, according to a report prepared for the OPRF board. OPRF board President Jackie Moore said the data revealed “glaring disparities.”…Read More

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