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Don’t Let Aldermen Decide Which Streets To Repair Anymore, Watchdog Says Again

The current rules have created an unequal system where some wards aren’t as well-funded as others.


Here’s A List Of What Lori Lightfoot Pledged To Tackle As Chicago’s New Mayor

Lori Lightfoot laid out an ambitious plan to take on some of Chicago's biggest issues.

South Loop

Lightfoot Era Dawns In Chicago — ‘We Are Going To Transform Our City’

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is set to become the 56th mayor of Chicago Monday.


Electric Scooters Coming Soon To West Side As Part Of New Pilot Progam

A test of electric-powered scooters is set to hit the city’s West Side next month.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Democratic Socialists Celebrate City Council Wins, Plan For Future: ‘I Never Imagined We Would Have 6’

The Daily Line: Five new Democratic Socialists were elected alderman this year, raising DSA's ranks to six at City Hall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lightfoot Should Crack Down On Corruption ‘Week One’ With Sweeping Ethics Reforms, Board Urges

“People who are only self-interested are going to be opposed to this, and we’ll see what they do.”


Why The Chicagoland Chamber Believes Chicago Needs More Megadevelopments

The 34-acre development would include a Millennium Park-like “tabletop” above the existing CTA and lines — plus 20 million square feet of new offices, homes and more.


‘Buckle Your Seatbelts’: Future Aldermen Head To Boot Camp And Get Real Talk, Advice From Progressive Council Members

The newly-elected leaders discussed ways to build coalitions and get 26 aldermen to possibly break from the mayor — a rarity in Chicago.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Three West Side, South Side Projects Set To Get $5.16 Million From Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

Developers of the 2632 W. Ogden Ave. site, 6793 S. Chicago Ave. site and Enlace Chicago all could get significant grants.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Raymond Lopez Resigns From Latino Caucus Because Fellow Member Ramirez-Rosa Campaigned Against Him

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa campaigned to elect Lopez's challenger Rafael “Rafa” Yañez. "If all our efforts are in trying to undercut each other, we will never get ahead," Lopez said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Sit Tight: Thousands Of Votes Remain To Be Counted In 3 Too-Close-To-Call City Council Races

Three tight races for the City Council in the 5th, 33rd and 46th wards will likely not be decided until next week.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Ald. Muñoz Made $37K In ‘Unauthorized Expenditures’ From Progressive Caucus PAC Account

The alderman, who has been charged with domestic battery and recently did a stint in rehab, spent some of the cash at restaurants, on flights and at hotels.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Chance The Rapper Backs Preckwinkle: Lightfoot’s Prosecutor Past ‘Not In The Best Interests Of Young Black People,’ Rapper Says

Lori Lightfoot said she respects Chance and other activists: “I share their passion and commitment to pursuing true police accountability."


Ald. Roderick Sawyer Vows To Make His Case To Voters After Being Forced Into Runoff By Challenger In 6th Ward

Sawyer has his fingers crossed that history won’t repeat itself in the 6th Ward, as his challenger Deborah Foster-Bonner picks up Tribune and Sun-Times endorsements.


Lincoln Yards Approval Divides City Council: Some Argue ‘We Can’t Wait,’ While Others Say ‘Rich Get Richer’

Sterling Bay’s $6 billion Lincoln Yards development calls for 6,000 new homes along with shops, offices and parks to be built between Bucktown and Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Controversial Little Village Distribution Center Gets $19.7 Million Tax Break Approval From City Council

Ahead of the vote, residents expressed concerns about the increase of pollution the massive distribution facility would bring.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Firefighters Union Backs Lightfoot; Preckwinkle Criticizes Support From Sposato, Napolitano

Meanwhile, Sposato said he was puzzled by Preckwinkle's move, considering she asked him to endorse her.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Of Now, Ald. Roderick Sawyer Faces A Runoff — But That Could Change As Votes Trickle In

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) needs 12 more votes to avoid a runoff and Ald. George Cardenas (12th) is just two dozen votes above the threshold for a runoff.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Post-Arrest Absence, Ald. Muñoz Returns To City Hall To Argue For Tax Break For Little Village Project

“I don’t mean to cut anybody off, but for crying out loud, people, this is a local matter,” Muñoz said after being questioned about the environmental impact and other factors for the distribution plant.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Aldermen Set To Consider Tax Break For Little Village Warehouse On Old Crawford Coal Plant Site Friday

The Economic, Capital and Technology Development Committee will once again consider a tax incentive for Hilco Partners’ one million square foot distribution center dubbed Exchange 55.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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