‘There is no justice here’: Racial tensions flare as Blue Island revokes black entrepreneur’s business license

By Ted Slowik Contact Reporter Daily Southtown Tempers flared and emotions boiled over Tuesday night during a tense exchange over racial and ethnic differences in Blue Island. Police escorted a man from the city council chamber after an hour-long public comment session that turned raucous at ...

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Blue Island Restaurant Claims Of Discrimination

 Blue Island Mayor Domingo Vargas endured more than an hour of intense public criticism on three different issues Tuesday night. Citizens and fellow elected officials lambasted Vargas over a proposed water rate increase, the city’s ability to meet payroll this week and the revocation of a ...