Retiring Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) explains why she created the North Park Village Commission during the North Park Village Advisory Council's meeting.Alex Hernandez/ Block Club Chicago

North Park Advisory Council Tells Ald. Laurino They Don’t Need A New Commission To Oversee The Neighborhood When She Leaves

“[The commission] was created in a day. It can be removed in one day,” one members said of the dueling commissions.

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Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Lands Endorsement From Key City Committee

Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.

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Black Chicagoans Die 9 Years Before White Residents. The City Has A New Plan To Confront Racism And Close The Gap

Chicago's life expectancy gap is rooted in systemic racism, officials said when announcing the Healthy Chicago 2025 plan Thursday.