Maria Hadden smiles at Sol Cafe a week after winning election for alderman of the 49th ward. JONATHAN BALLEW/BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO

Rogers Park’s Incoming Ald. Maria Hadden Says No Developer Donations For Her, More Immigrant Voices For Neighborhood

After ousting Ald. Joe Moore in the 49th Ward, Maria Hadden is ready to hit the ground running, but she has many lofty promises to fulfill.

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Less Than 30 Percent Of Chicagoans Who Asked For Lead-Testing Kit Got Results, Officials Say

Data gathered as part of a study of 510 homes found that 22 percent of residences with new water meters had elevated levels of lead, the mayor’s office announced last week

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After Developer Nixes Demolition Plans, City Has Until Next Year To Make A Decision On Controversial Pilsen Historic Landmark District

Instead of razing three buildings on 18th Street, the developer now plans to rehab the buildings. Previously the Landmarks Commission and City Council would've been forced to make a decision on the district by August.

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Pilsen Nonprofit’s 45-Unit Affordable Apartment Plan Gets Mixed Reaction From Neighbors

If approved, the $20 million affordable housing building would be built at 1850 S. Racine Ave.