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Fifth Time For Solis and the 25th Ward

Fifth Time For Solis and the 25th Ward

Daniel Solis, the 15-year alderman of Chicago’s 25th Ward, gets to serve a fifth term after winning Tuesday night’s runoff election.  Solis, who was appointed by Mayor Daley in 1996, won about 54 percent of the vote, beating challenger Cuahutemoc “Temoc” Morfin, who garnered about 46 percent, according to preliminary numbers from the Chicago Board […]

Environmental Issues Heat Up 25th Ward Runoff

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Environmental Issues Heat Up 25th Ward Runoff

The future of two coal-burning power plants has become a hot issue in the 25th Ward with just a few weeks remaining in the City Council runoff. Combined with five other plants, the Fisk Generation station located in the ward’s Pilsen neighborhood has become one of Chicago’s largest sources of pollution. The ward’s incumbent Ald. […]

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Rey Colon wins 35th Ward. Again.

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Rey Colon wins 35th Ward. Again.

Preliminary numbers show that voters in Chicago’s 35th Ward chose to hang on to their incumbent Tuesday night, as Ald. Rey Colon won with about 51 percent of the vote. Colon’s two challengers – Illinois Tollroad worker Miguel Sotomayor and lawyer Nancy Schiavone – split the remaining votes. Sotomayor, who ran four years ago, earned […]

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Democrat Joan Patricia Murphy Wins 6th County District Again

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Democrat Joan Patricia Murphy won her bid for reelection in the 6th District Cook County commissioner’s race Tuesday. While it is unclear if Murphy’s third four-year term will include a vote in favor of the controversial Stroger sales-tax hike, she did have positive words for the measure. “That one-penny sales tax is what kept this […]

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AirTran Job Cuts Likely at Midway Airport After Southwest Merger

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AirTran Job Cuts Likely at Midway Airport After Southwest Merger

Job losses could be on the way for AirTran Airways’ employees working at Midway Airport. Last week, Southwest Airlines announced it would acquire AirTran, and some industry analysts are saying job cuts may come after the acquisition is final. “If I’m an AirTran employee that shares a parking lot with Southwest Airlines, I’m thinking ‘Oh, boy. […]

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