Skip to contents

Alex Nitkin, The Daily Line

How Lightfoot And Housing Activists Reached An Uneasy Truce In The Battle For Woodlawn’s Future

The latest proposal to protect the area around the library includes extra measures aiming to help low- and middle-income earners buy homes in the neighborhood, where home prices have more than tripled in the past five years.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Lightfoot, Taylor To Roll Out Compromise Ordinance On Housing Protections Near Obama Center

Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) is backing an ordinance proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot laying out a suite of affordable housing programs for Woodlawn.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Watchdog, Lightfoot Announce Parallel Investigations Into Little Village Dust Cloud

The city has to "explain why this permit was so urgent, why this was necessary in the middle of a pandemic," Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

County Medical Examiner Opens 2,000-Body, Offsite Warehouse To Handle Growing Wave Of Coronavirus Deaths

Officials did not disclose the location of the new “surge center,” but said it is in Chicago, about five miles from the morgue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Alderman Rips ‘Incompetent’ Zoning Board After It OKs Weed Dispensary Despite Neighborhood Opposition

The approval ratcheted up a simmering battle between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and members of City Council over how new pot shops are approved.

Downtown

Jill Rose Quinn Poised To Make History As First Transgender Judge In Illinois

Quinn is the only candidate in her race who deemed qualified by the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Council of Lawyers and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Mark Fishman And Logan Square Landlords Sue To Block Affordable Housing Project Near Blue Line

The lawsuit argues replacing a surface parking lot with 100 subsidized apartments would cause them “irreparable injury.”

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Citywide Crisis Deepens, Residents Await Lightfoot’s Master Plan On Affordable Housing

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: "I don’t want us to go into the future continuing to be known as one of the most segregated cities in the country," the mayor said.

Downtown

920 New Fulton Market Apartments OK’d Despite Affordability Concerns: ‘I Think The Developer Can Do Better’

The proposals include the 49-story Equinox tower planned for 725 W. Randolph St. and a 33-story tower at 1150 W. Lake St., which will now move on to the Committee on Zoning.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plan Commission Set To Approve 900 New Apartments In Fulton Market

The proposals include a 49-story Equinox tower at 725 W. Randolph St. and a 33-story tower at 1150 W. Lake St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Double Door’s Proposed New Site Gets Updated Plans, Including 110 Apartments Next Door

Plans submitted to the city don't mention the Double Door by name, but a rezoning would allow for the use of a "theater" at the site.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

9 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.

Downtown

Plan For Riverfront Driving Range In Former Vienna Beef Lot Clears Another City Hurdle

In addition to a 102-bay climate-controlled driving range, restaurant and bar, the project will develop a public riverwalk.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Fulton Market Development Boom Continues As Office, Apartment Tower And Hotel Get Key Approval

Despite some community opposition, Ald. Walter Burnett threw his support behind the projects.

Downtown

Plan For Riverfront Driving Range In Former Vienna Beef Lot Approved By Key City Committee

In addition to a 102-bay climate-controlled driving range, restaurant and bar, the project will develop a public riverwalk.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

New Halsted CTA Station Needed As Development Boom Continues In West Loop, Alderman Says

The alderman made the plea at a Plan Commission meeting where three projects — rising 25 stories, 20 stories and 16 stories — received approval.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Unveils Scaled-Back Plan For Preserving Affordable Housing Near Obama Center

Woodlawn would be included in the plan, but most of South Shore and Washington Park would not.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plan To Convert Shuttered Von Humboldt School Into Apartment Complex One Step Away From Approval

The city's Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards on Tuesday approved a plan that includes 52 apartments reserved as affordable housing.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Related Midwest’s 43-Story Apartment Skyscraper Poised To Become Tallest Building West Of Halsted

If approved by City Council, the project will add 300 apartments, 75 parking spaces and ground-floor retail.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Freeze On Development Near 606 Set For Vote Next Week Despite Lightfoot ‘Concerns,’ Aldermen Say

A spokesperson for Mayor Lori Lightfoot declined to say whether she would ask her aldermanic allies to block a vote on the measure.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
2 of 3