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In City Hall

Mayor Tom Barrett has directed the Election Commission to create an electronic reporting tool online for city officials and candidates who file campaign finance reports. Online access to campaign finance reports would give constituents an easy way to access records from home. . .

Posted inFurther Down Stream

May 2004

Riverwest’s summer outdoor music concerts, Gordon Park Grooves, may be canceled this summer. The series, while popular with the neighborhood, has not made enough to cover band and equipment costs. Organizers of the concerts — The Tracks, Linneman’s, and Lakefront Brewery — are looking for sponsors to help underwrite these costs. Interested organizations, corporations, businesses, […]

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Andy Busalacchi Building 40-Condo “Hi Fi Lofts”

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss

An old lighting manufacturing plant (J.W. Speaker Corporation) that has been sitting vacant and lifeless without the bustle of industry will soon house 40 new “open concept” condominiums in the heart of Riverwest. The Hi Fi Lofts building is being developed by Andy Busalacchi, known for his Western Leather Lofts in the Brady Street area and more recently the Parts House on 2nd and Maple Streets on the South Side.

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Where’s the Money Coming From?

A Look at Who is Funding 3rd District Aldermanic Candidates

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss

Candidates can — and usually do — insist that the people who give them money have little or no influence on the decisions they would make or the agenda they would pursue in City Hall. After all, Common Council members are supposed to work for the good of their constituents and the city…