Ward News

Alderman Moreno threatens Double Door building owner using "aldermanic privilege" for a campaign contributor

Date: 
05/17/2017
MorenoSavini

"You are not going to get a dime out of this building," Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st Ward Alderman, warns Brian Strauss, building owner where the well known music venue, Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., resided for 20-years in Wicker Park. "I felt that he was intimidating me, that he was threatening me," said Strauss to CBS' Dave Savini in an interview aired Tuesday night. 

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Ukrainian Village's Hoyne and Chicago stoplight is reality after eight year battle

Date: 
05/02/2017
FlipSwitch

Red and green lights now control traffic at the corner of Hoyne and Chicago Avenues in Ukrainian Village. An effort that began eight years ago.

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Possible new sign to top off 1965 N. Milwaukee: community residents are not happy

Date: 
02/28/2017
WesternNW

Imagine a 48 wide by 14 feet high steel structured illuminated billboard atop the 1965 N. Milwaukee Ave. building

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Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno looks toward 2017 with quick look in rearview mirror at 2016 in the first Ward

Date: 
01/12/2017
PMoreno

Question: Alderman Moreno, what do you see as the top five issues for 2017 in Chicago and your 1st Ward?  

In the City

  • Violence and Crime

Although the violence rates are not as high in the 1st Ward as

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Alderman Brian Hopkins looks in rearview mirror at 2016 only

Date: 
01/12/2017
BrHopkins

Question: Alderman Hopkins, what do you see as the top five issues for 2017 in Chicago and your 2nd Ward?  

Despite multiple requests to Alderman Hopkins before and after a promise from him to send 2017 issues for the City and/or 2nd Ward, we have received nothing.

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Alderman Scott Waguespack looks toward 2017 with quick look in rearview mirror at 2016

Date: 
01/12/2017
Waguespack

Question: Alderman Waguespack, what do you see as the top five issues for 2017 in Chicago and your 32nd Ward? 

Waguespack provided the following five issues:

2017 Issues
  • Violence and Crime

While there are some issues unique to wards,

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Historic Black Caucus move to block $3.5 billion O'Hare bond deal supported by Progressive Caucus

Date: 
09/10/2016
LHairston

The Chicago City Council Black Caucus made an historic move in the Finance Committee Friday to block the approval of $3.5 billion in bonds for O’Hare International Airport.

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Back-to-school celebrations are starting Saturday in Pulaski Park

Date: 
08/05/2016
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A Back-to-School Fair and Family Fest sponsored by 2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins will be filled with activities Saturday, Aug. 6, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk. 

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Aldermen Hopkins and Moreno continue to push for private security patrols funded by SSA #33 funds

Date: 
07/26/2016
HopkinsMoreno

A third meeting in a week and a half regarding private security patrols on the streets of [Special Service Area] SSA #33 in Wicker Park and Bucktown played out in the sweltering heat in St. Stanislaus Kostka School, 1255 N. Noble, on Fri., July 22.

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Maldonado family faces double losses: Carmen G. and Nancy Franco Maldonado

Date: 
01/04/2016
NFMaldonado

While Roberto Maldonado, Chicago's 26th Ward Alderman, was at the funeral of his mother Carmen G. Maldonado on Dec. 23, his wife Nancy Franco Maldonado, 46, was in the hospital battling pancreatic cancer.

SNOW REMINDER: Shovel

Date: 
11/20/2015
SnowShovel

With the prediction of snow and a potential for ice on sidewalks, the "being considerate of others" test is about to be activated for the 2015-16 Winter Season! Those who fail the test can be fined! 

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The Winning Hawks connection: Brian Hopkins and the new 2nd Ward Office

Date: 
06/17/2015
New2Office

UPDATES: New office opens for business on July 1. And, Steve Niketopoulos is the new Chief of Staff for the 2nd Ward.

The last several days have been big for new 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins. He opened his new office and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup! 

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2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins announces new staff and is opening his Ashland office Saturday

Date: 
06/11/2015
FrontDoor

Despite the fact that sawdust was flying behind this door at 1400 N. Ashland early Thursday afternoon, Brian Hopkins, the 2nd Ward's new alderman says, "I and my new staff will be ready to sell City Stickers between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Chicago gets "re-start" Monday

Date: 
05/17/2015
PJMoreno

Following the inauguration of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City Clerk Susana Mendoza, City Treasurer Kurt Summers and all 50 members of the City Council in The Chicago Theatre, 175 North State Street, at 10:30 a.m.

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Moreno's 1st Ward win being challenged by Shaw and Locke lawsuit

Date: 
03/04/2015
LockeShawFinko

Anne Shaw and Ronda Locke, two opponents of incumbent Proco "Joe" Moreno in the 1st Ward Aldermanic race, filed a lawsuit, late Tuesday, in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the City of Chicago Board of Election Commissioners alleging mistakes and frau

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Two Moreno supporters say enough and another is in jail

Date: 
02/24/2015
JMoreno

This week is not going well for 1st Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno. Two long time supporters, one from East Village and the other from Logan Square are publicly saying "We've had enough," while one of his 1st Ward First supporters/workers is sitting in jail charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and aggravated identity theft. 

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Final 26th Ward Aldermanic Forum and afterward for West Town and Humboldt Park

Date: 
02/23/2015
coronairizarry

All three candidates in the 26th Ward Aldermanic race were present at a West Town Forum in Euro Furniture, 2145 W. Grand Ave, on Tues., Feb. 17. The event was hosted by the

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Hearts and flowers on the 2nd Ward Aldermanic campaign trail? Not so much!

Date: 
02/13/2015
KimLizNeal

Prelude:

With less then 2 weeks to go, life on the 2nd Ward campaign trail is not strewn with hearts and flowers but rather deep potholes, flying arrows, dribbles of finable acts and and ever increasing pile of dirty tricks. 

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Transparency: Good for Illinois why not Chicago?

Date: 
01/20/2015
PTAOprconf

While newly seated Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-10 on Jan. 15 to increase government transparency. the "move it to another committee" game goes on in Chicago's City Council.

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February aldermanic slate not set but races getting dirty: Moreno vs Locke

Date: 
11/20/2014
MorenoCampaigning

A formal complaint was sent to Faisal Kahn, Legislative Inspector General (LIG), by 1st Ward Aldermanic candidate Ronda Locke about incumbent Proco "Joe" Moreno.

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