Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing AnswersEmbattled Northwest Side Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) is not only refusing to answer tough questions from constituents about his conduct – he is once again kicking them out of public meetings.
Ald. James Gardiner Removed From Democratic Party Committee Posts Over ‘Boorish, Obnoxious, Repugnant, Rude, And Vulgar Conduct’"Because this continuing course of conduct has no home in our Party, we will not stand silent in the face of such bigotry," the Cook County Democratic Party said of Ald. James Gardiner's behavior.
Six Aldermen Send Mayor Lori Lightfoot Letter Opposing Vaccine Mandate For City Employees, Call It 'An Infringement On Their Personal Freedoms'"We are strongly opposed to this mandate and are urging you to reconsider your executive order," the aldermen said.
Chicago Board Of Ethics Finds Probable Cause Ald. James Gardiner Violated Ethics Ordinance TwiceThe city's ethics board found probable cause to believe Ald. James Gardiner used his office to retaliate against political opponents, in violation of the city's government ethics ordinance.
Critic Calls Ald. James Gardiner's Remarks About Offensive Texts A 'Non-Apology' And 'Insufficient'Ald. James Gardiner (45th) made his first public comments Tuesday about leaked text messages in which he used slurs when talking about another alderman and women who work in city politics – but his critics say his words fell flat.
Ald. James Gardiner Apologizes To City Council For Offensive Texts, Amid Effort To Censure Him“I stand before this body to offer my sincerest apologies for the pain and insult that anyone has endured as a result. I take full responsibility for my offensive words in those messages," Gardiner said.
Residents Rally And Call On Ald. James Gardiner To Resign Amid Multiple Claims Of Abuse Of PowerA rally was held on the Northwest Side Monday night, demanding the resignation of Ald. James Gardiner (45th).
City Council OKs Expansion Of Jefferson Park Marijuana Dispensary, After Black Aldermen Sought Delay Over Concerns About Equity In IndustryAld. Jason Ervin (28th) asked his colleagues to vote against the expansion until the Illinois General Assembly passes a new law aimed at giving Black and Brown entrepreneurs a better shot at getting into the legal marijuana industry.