Category: Fifth Ward

Considering the politics invading the nature sanctuary

When the Chicago Park District dedicated the three-and-a-half acre South Shore Nature Sanctuary in 2002, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) was eager to keep the credit for the space…

Asset strategy must be at the heart of rebuilding the Fifth Ward

A couple of weeks ago, in a bid to appear proactive after 20 years of inaction,  Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston announced a plan to borrow our way…

Our South Side crisis in leadership

by Gabriel Piemonte Some people get a kick out of besmirching others in public. Still others like to throw a rock and hide their hand, starting rumors that…

Leslie Hairston’s bad night

by Gabriel Piemonte Actions always reveal priorities. It does not matter what a person says. You have to keep your eye on the ball, so to speak, in…