| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Chicago 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno is dropping his fight against Chick-fil-A and is now endorsing a new restaurant in the Logan Square neighborhood.
Moreno had opposed the franchise opening a restaurant in his ward over the company president's anti-gay...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:35 PM
A day after a Chicago official said Chick-fil-A would stop giving money to anti-gay marriage groups, the fast-food chain issued a statement saying that “for many months now” its corporate donations have “been mischaracterized.”
| Sep 21, 2012
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader.
She calls herself, "Your long...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Chicago alderman Joe Moreno (1st Ward) says he'll prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in Logan Square.
Last week, the president of the Chick-fil-A chain said he supports traditional marriage as the union of a man and woman.
Moreno says, if...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 3:30 PM
A new memo from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's office, not the aldermen, will dictate what big capital planning projects get attention.
Since Richard Daley's days in office, aldermen have had the freedom to spend more than $1 million of so-...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:24 AM
The leader of a Christian group today said Ald. Joe Moreno displayed hypocrisy for his decision to deny Chick-fil-A the right to open in his ward because of the chain restaurant president’s opposition to gay marriage.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
In Chicago, the competition for the title of "most embarassing alderman" is intense and never-ending. But for the moment, no one comes close to Joe Moreno, who says he won't allow Chick-fil-A to build a restaurant in his 1st ward because he abhors its...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:40 AM
On the streets and online, the talk about Chick-fil-A Thursday is not about the chicken -- especially now that Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, Ward 1, is standing firm on his plan to deny Chick-fil-A a permit to open a new restaurant in Logan Square.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Supporters of Chick-fil-A restaurants are staging a nationwide appreciation day for the company Wednesday. Meanwhile, in Chicago, political pressure to deny the company a permit for a new restaurant leads to a civil rights complaint.The head of the...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Just what can we learn from the Chick-fil-A controversy?
First, let's review the facts. In a radio interview on the Ken Coleman show, the company's president, Don Cathy, unambiguously stated his support of the biblical definition of marriage. I think...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 6:45 PM
The die-hard Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo fan has been spotted belting out Nirvana tunes during karaoke night at Quenchers in Bucktown. Photos of him in the dunk tank at Do-Division are on Facebook. This guy isn't exactly your typical Chicago politician....
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...