✈️ This flight attendant union leader has Chi roots
By Sidney Madden | @sidney_madden_
Hey, friends! This week at City Cast, our bosses and colleagues from out of town are visiting, so newsletters are shorter while we’re out playing host and having fun.
Indicted Ald. Ed Burke’s trial delayed. The 14th Ward alder won’t head to court for 14 counts of bribery, racketeering, and extortion until 2023. The city’s longest-serving alder was indicted in 2019. [WTTW’s Heather Cherone]
This West Garfield Park grocery store pop-up aims to fill the gap left behind by the Aldi that abruptly closed in the fall. [Block Club; City Cast]
Flight attendant union leader’s Chicago start. Sara Nelson is helping unionization efforts at Delta Airlines today, and is frequently asked to appear on CNN, MSNBC, and more. But before that, she got her start organizing as a flight attendant for United Airlines in the city in the 2000s. [New Yorker]
Taste of Chicago lineup out! Foodies can sample dishes and treats at the annual Grant Park event, and at pop-ups in Austin, Pullman, and Little Village this summer. [City of Chicago]
Happy Pride 🌈 Celebrate LGBTQ pride all month at parades, bars, and more! [TimeOut]
🌊 Memorial Day Weekend
The long holiday weekend is a lot of things in Chicago — including a time for joy. Reader Dea told us how she made the most of her weekend.
“My son tested positive for COVID so we couldn’t be terribly social this weekend. (He’s doing well, mild symptoms, etc.) And that’s OK with us because we’ve always created our own fun.
We rode over to Pebble Beach behind La Rabida Hospital (which incidentally was our private beach during lockdown) for some rock-skipping and general ‘top-of-the-world’ feels.”
🌆 Revisiting Cabrini-Green’s Legacy
The last of the Cabrini-Green high-rises and row houses were torn down more than a decade ago. But the infamous public housing development’s history and legacy persists.
In partnership with the Better Government Association, we looked at the city’s broken promises to residents of the Near North Side public housing complex, who were promised new homes, construction jobs, and more.
🎧 WBEZ’s Natalie Moore and former Cabrini resident and activist Willie “J.R.” Fleming told us earlier this year about the history of the community.