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by Ellyn Fortino
1:58pm
Wed Jul 11, 2012

Neighborhoods May Not Be Ultimate Winners In Plan To Demolish High-Crime Properties

A plan to demolish abandoned buildings in high-crime areas used for illegal activity in Chicago has not been well received by housing advocates. They say area residents may not wind up the big winners once the plan gets executed.

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by Matthew Blake
5:25pm
Tue Jun 26, 2012

Stricter Pot Ticketing Ordinance Set To Clear Chicago City Council

An ordinance pushed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana punishable by ticketed fines will likely sail through city council tomorrow amid some concerns that the $250 to $500 tickets are too steep a levy against the low-income, black residents who are often targets of marijuana arrests.

Ald. Danny Solis (25th), the ordinance's sponsor, is not currently considering any amendments including changing the fine, according to Solis spokesman Stephen Stults.

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by Ellyn Fortino
4:22pm
Mon Jun 11, 2012

State Leaders Join Forces With Local Advocates For Economic Justice

Members of the faith-based power network IIRON signed a covenant on Sunday for economic justice and called on Attorney General Lisa Madigan and other elected officials to sign it in order to create a more just economy.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
5:04pm
Thu Feb 2, 2012

Remap Complicates Ward Committeeman Races

Ald. Nicholas Sposato (36th) and attorney Larry Andolino are dueling for 36th Ward Democratic Committeeman. At the same time, both candidates mercilessly skewer the new ward map City Council approved January 19, and are open to a legal challenge regarding the very ward boundaries they are vying to represent.

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