The hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
As part of the city’s strategy to eliminate so-called “food deserts” in Chicago, City Hall has reached an agreement with Whole Foods to bring an 18,000-square-foot grocery store in the Englewood neighborhood.
Community activists in the Back of the Yards neighborhood says they’re not asking for much. They want one alderman.
A candidate for 16th Ward alderman has conceded the race, after being released from a police lockup on charges of assault and obstruction.
A candidate for alderman was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a South Side polling place and later charged with assault.