West Side year in review

West Side year in review

This year the West Side made strides in several development projects. Businesses struggled to generate foot traffic amid inflation and the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city used federal stimulus funds and more established funding sources like TIF revenue to provide grants. North Lawndale’s 24th Ward saw a changing of the guard and another alderman lost his shot at an open judicial seat.


This year, one West Side mayor resigned, another was not elected judge. Ald. Michael Scott (24) resigned on May 24 to take a job as director of industry and community relations at the Cinespace Chicago studio, which is located in his ward. He was then appointed to the Chicago Board of Education.

Nineteen candidates applied to fill Scott’s seat. Mayor Lori Lightfoot eventually appointed his sister, Monique Scott. She is running to retain her seat against seven candidates, most of whom ran against Michael Scott in the past.

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