Articles By Heather Cherone

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83,000 People Apply For Just 2,000 City Grants To Help Unemployed Chicagoans

The overwhelming demand for the grants means that fewer than 2.5 percent of applicants will get the funds, which will start going out this week.

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Lightfoot Pushing To Make TIFs More Equitable But Changes Lacking For Critics She’s Tried To Win Over

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: Chicago’s mayor has long promised to reform how special tax funds are spent on private projects. Her first move is a step but isn’t big enough for some.

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South Side Grow Site, Dispensary Expansion Set For Zoning Approval As Weed Industry Ramps Up

If approved, the facility would be the second grow site to receive the blessing of the City Council in as many months.

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Aldermen OK Controversial Plan To Use Closed South Shore High school For Police Training

The former Chicago public high school is one vote away from becoming a temporary police training facility.

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Horse-Drawn Carriages Could Be Banned In Chicago By Next Year: ‘Their Time Has Passed,’ Alderman Says

Aldermen will vote next week on whether to ban horse-drawn carriages from the city as of Jan. 1.

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Pilsen Alderman Says Mayor Lightfoot Should Apologize For Comments About The Neighborhood

"Pilsen 10 years ago was a neighborhood we all would have been a little concerned about being in after dark,” Lightfoot said.

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Lightfoot Won’t Support Changing Columbus Day To Indigenous Peoples Day As A City Holiday

The mayor said there was more the city could do to “elevate the history of indigenous people” in Chicago, but she does not plan to eliminate Columbus Day.

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Get Scooter Riders Off The Sidewalks And Into The Streets, Aldermen Urge City

City officials said 192 people were injured while riding scooters during last year's pilot program.

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Lightfoot Plans To Spend $4.5 Million To Keep Woodlawn Residents In Their Homes Near Obama Center

Woodlawn Ald. Jeanette Taylor said the mayor’s proposal does not do enough to protect residents from being pushed out.