Logan Square residents calling for more affordable housing in the gentrifying neighborhood at a rally in 2017. Mina Bloom

Three More Chicago Wards Asked Tuesday If They Want Ban On Rent Control Lifted

Illinois has banned rent control since 1997. The ballot questions on Tuesday will be the second time this year residents will weigh in on whether the state should repeal the ban.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
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General Iron Seeks City Approval To Reopen As Activists Urge Shutdown To Continue Through COVID-19 Pandemic

It's not clear when the city inspections will take place or when the scrapper could reopen if given the green light.

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1,298 New Illinois Coronavirus Cases Reported As Positivity Rate Rises

The rate of positive coronavirus cases is now at 4 percent, up from 2.6 percent a month ago.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Wicker Park Farmers Market Feud: After Longtime Vendor Booted For Mask Violations, Supporters Slam Market Organizers

For the first time in 20 years, Nichols Farm & Orchard did not operate a booth Sunday. Market organizers said the farm wouldn't comply with COVID-19 safety measures, but the farm's owner alleges a personal vendetta.