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In response to online discussions about Gardiner’s behavior at ward block parties, his former chief of staff and campaign manager shared disturbing texts on social media that give constituents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how Gardiner works and thinks.

“Say it to my face!”

The conversation started this past Saturday, July 17th, when 45th Ward resident…

In a letter Thursday to the City Council, Ald. Michele Smith, Chair of the Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight, informed all Alderpersons that the Inspector General had come to her regarding Council members’ staff and volunteers who had disposed of the belongings of people experiencing homelessness.

According to the…

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