Metropolitan Planning Council

With East Garfield Park Ripe For Gentrification, Residents Draw Up Blueprint To Protect Themselves

The community-driven plan was created over the past year in response to rising rents and new development coming to the area.

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Cops Who Break Rules Will Get Fired, Lightfoot Says: ‘Some Of The Things We’ve Seen Aren’t Honest Mistakes’

"We will find you, we will identify you and we will strip you of your police powers," Lightfoot said.

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City Sending Security Teams, Trucks To Neighborhood Business Strips For Protection This Weekend, Lightfoot Says

The moves are part of "an effort to prevent the widespread violence and destruction we've seen" in recent days, Lightfoot said.

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On 13th Anniversary, Center On Halsted’s Windows Boarded Up Due To Anti-LGBTQ Threats: ‘This Is Not What We Created Here’

The Center On Halsted received anonymous, anti-LGBTQ threats saying "you're next" and that people were coming to "bust the windows out," CEO Modesto Tico Valle said.