From left: Obama Community Benefits Agreement Coalition member Parrish Brown and Alds. Leslie Hairston and Jeanette Taylor speak at a press conference ahead of the agreement's introduction.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

Obama Center Community Benefits Ordinance Can Be Chicago’s Model For Development Without Displacement, Alds. Say

The introduced agreement only addresses housing, but its backers plan to tackle employment, sustainability, education and transportation, too.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Lincoln Yards TIF, Says Groups Lack Standing

Ald. Brian Hopkins, a vocal supporter of the TIF district, said the $6 billion project “is already moving forward,” and that it “wasn’t even slowed down by this lawsuit.”

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Girl, 15, Missing From Brighton Park

Yaneysi Valladares was last seen on the 4700 block of South Rockwell Street, police said.

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Hyde Park Trader Joe’s, Set To Open In Late October, Begins 10-Day Hiring Event Today

The company is looking to hire about 70 part-time staffers for its new location at 1526 E. 55th St.