Alicia Elena Martinez interned in Ald. Ed Burke’s 14th Ward office and helped Burke’s re-election campaign last year. Now, she’s trying to win the state House seat held by state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, who ousted Burke’s brother two years ago.
Tarance Etheredge was walking to work in 2012 when two plainclothes officers pulled over near 75th Street and Stony Island Avenue and, without identifying themselves, ordered him to “come here.” Fearing for his safety, Etheredge fled.
Those still living in the camp were generally happy with the operation; days earlier, city workers canvassed the tent city, next to the Dan Ryan Expressway at Roosevelt Road, and spray-painted the unoccupied tents with an “X.”