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Tax Incentive To Rehab Bridgeport Warehouse Gets OK; Home Business Ordinance Stalls

Bubbly Dynamics’ intent to sublease the warehouse space on 37th Street has generated “a lot of interest already from potential tenants who would love to move in,” Edel told aldermen.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Black, Latino Caucuses Look To Maximize Power In City Council Remap Amid Population Shifts

Chicago is losing population, driven primarily by a sharp drop in Black residents. With a ward remap on the horizon, the Aldermanic Black Caucus and Latino Caucus aim to keep communities in their wards together.

Citywide

Michael Simmons Sworn In As Newest State Senator, Beating Out Cassidy For Far North Side Seat

Simmons, deputy director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of state Sen. Heather Steans.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago’s Bike Lane Efforts Have Fallen Short For Decades. Can Lightfoot Help The City Catch Up?

About 359 miles of bike lanes traverse Chicago’s streets, a far cry from the 645-mile network a 2012 plan envisioned the city would have by 2020.

Citywide

Plan To Turn Jefferson Park Firehouse Into Brewery And Apartments Gets Key City Approval

Lake Effect Brewing would anchor the redeveloped firehouse at 4841 N. Lipps Ave.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

2021 Spending Plan, Management Ordinance Clear Committee, Teeing Up Final City Council Vote

The spending plan was approved 26-8, drawing support from the minimum number of aldermen the ordinance would need for approval by City Council.

Citywide

Despite Budget Sweeteners, Lightfoot Faces Uphill Climb To 26 Votes, Aldermen Say

Despite padding the budget with an extra $10 million for violence prevention efforts, some aldermen who are typically aligned with Lightfoot have signaled they will not support her proposed property tax hike.

Citywide

Too Many Coyotes, Raccoons And Barnyard Animals In Chicago, Aldermen Tell Animal Control

Wildlife roaming city neighborhoods proved a topic of concern among aldermen during a City Council budget hearing.

Citywide

City Council To Weigh Cracking Down On Polluters In Last Meeting Before 2021 Budget Talks

Aldermen are likely to approve a measure creating a way for the city to revoke tax incentives awarded to “bad actor” developers. The mechanism won't be applied retroactively to Hilco, however.

Downtown

Chicagoans Want Money Reallocated From Police Budget, City-Sponsored Survey Shows

“Of more than the 19,000 comments we received on the survey, more than 18,000 mentioned the police,” the city's budget director said.

Downtown

Ordinance Creating Process To Revoke Property Tax Incentives From ‘Bad Actors’ Set To Advance

The ordinance was born after a demolition at the old Crawford coal plant — a site owned by developer Hilco — sent dust across Little Village.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop