Ald. Matt O’Shea

Community Meeting In Response To Teen Sexting 'An Awakening For Many Parents'Parents in the Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mount Greenwood neighborhoods said they learned some eye-opening lessons Thursday night, when they attended a community meeting organized by police and the local alderman, in response to recent sexting incidents involving children.
Southwest Side Alderman Holding Community Meeting Over Rise In Teen SextingA nude selfie of a girl from the Beverly neighborhood has prompted concern from parents and authorities over children sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves.
South Side Irish Parade Crackdown Could Also Result In Pride Parade ArrestsRowdy drunks would pay through the nose if they try again to take over a South Side Irish Parade that made a family-oriented comeback last year, thanks to a crackdown approved Wednesday that could lead to a rash of arrests at the Pride Parade.
Alderman Pushing For Crackdown On Drunks At South Side Irish ParadeInebriated “idiots” once accused of “hijacking” the South Side Irish Parade would pay a heavy price if they dare to do it again, under a crackdown advanced Thursday by a City Council committee.
Beverly-Morgan Park Residents Band Together To Help Fire VictimsNearly 70 people lost everything this past weekend, when an extra-alarm fire ripped through their condo building in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
South Side Irish Parade Expected To Make A Comeback Next MonthCity officials and proponents of the South Side Irish Parade seemed close Friday to reaching a deal to resurrect the festival that was canceled two years ago. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Mayor Wants To Ensure Safe Return For South Side Irish ParadeMayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he hopes the organizers of the South Side Irish Parade have taken the last three years to think about how to resume the parade, while making sure to avoid the alcohol-fueled mayhem that prompted the Beverly neighborhood to put a stop to the event after 2009.
It’s Back: South Side Irish Parade To ReturnNearly three years after it was scrapped because it had morphed into a beer-drenched, arrest-filled nightmare for Southwest Side neighborhoods, the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade appears to be coming back.
Emanuel's Budget Advances; Aldermen Seek Tobacco Tax ExpansionThe City Council -- as a formality -- moved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6 billion budget another step closer to its expected passage Wednesday. But some aldermen are still hoping to make changes.