Hardiman, a recent Morehouse College graduate, said now is not the time for him to run for alderman.
Bank of America plans to open a smaller branch in the fall, officials said.
The Hull-House Museum has planned three events Thursday to honor the Nobel Prize winner.
"People put their lives on the line for the things we take for granted today."
The city wants to stop residents from putting banned items in the blue carts, like greasy pizza boxes.
MAC Properties bankrolled the improvements at the school, which will be shown off Friday.
The community gathering outside his ward office in Chatham will feature barbecue and music.
A state panel denied the plan in July, saying the beds were unnecessary and the rooms too big.
Gov. Pat Quinn added $10 million in state funding to bring the number of workers to nearly 2,000.
Attorneys Anne Shaw and Andrew Hamilton plan to run against 1st Ward Ald. Joe Moreno next February.
Funding also has not been secured for the boardwalk, which would link Edgewater and Rogers Park.
A close relative of the Daley political dynasty is running for 11th ward alderman.
"It's not about politics, it's about what they've achieved," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The 17-year 11th Ward alderman and Vietnam vet said he's dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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