Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Pilsen in September 2019. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

Change To Allow Cell Towers In City Parks Alarms Park Groups Who Say There Was No Community Input

An ordinance to allow "freestanding facilities" up to 150 feet tall in city parks was submitted to City Council Sept. 18, but activist groups say no one informed them of the proposal until Monday.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Nine New Weed Dispensaries Could Be Cleared To Open At Special March Meeting

River North and West Loop dispensaries could be approved at the March 6 meeting.

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‘Poverty Is Killing Us — All Of Us’: Lightfoot Pledges To End Generational Poverty

Approximately 22 percent of Chicagoans fall below the Federal Poverty Level, which is an annual income of $26,200 for a family of four.

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Rohingya Refugees, ‘Citizens Of Nowhere,’ Find Support And A Sense Of Home On Devon Avenue

Nearly 2,000 Rohingya people are now living in Chicago, making the city home to the largest Rohingya population in the country.