Articles By Heather Cherone

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Developers Face Up To $10,000 Fine For Harassing Homeowners To Sell Under New City Rule

Introduced by Pilsen Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, the ordinance looks to curb "predatory tactics" to get homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods to sell their property.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Wicker Park Target Can Now Sell Booze After Moreno-Era Liquor Ban Lifted

Put in place by former 1st Ward Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno on Dec. 12, 2018, the moratorium prevented the sale of packaged liquor between Wood Street and Milwaukee Avenue.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Tension Bubbles Between Aldermen And Mayor As Critical Budget Votes Loom

Aldermen have begun pushing back, stalling Lori Lightfoot’s first attempt to increase the supply of affordable housing and pressing her appointees on their views of aldermanic power.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Aldermen Set To Weigh Plan To End Suspension Of Driver’s Licenses For Unpaid Parking Tickets

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal also aims to reduce penalties and offer debt relief to low-income motorists.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Lori Lightfoot To Hold 4 Forums To Tout Plan To Close Budget Gap That Could Reach $1 Billion

The mayor will hold public forums around the city to talk about the city's budget.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Koval Distillery’s Plan To Move On Ravenswood’s Malt Row Approved By City Commission

The Plan Commission also approved a $61 million proposal to bring a pair of office towers to River North.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

6 Pedestrians Killed In July Alone In Chicago As Experts Blame Distracted Driving, More Cars On Roads

One-third of the 23 pedestrian deaths so far this year happened while the pedestrians were in a marked crosswalk, officials said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Uber Sues Chicago Over Its Divvy Bike Share Deal With Lyft, Calling It ‘A Backroom Monopoly’

The lawsuit filed Friday seeks to void the deal Rahm Emanuel pushed through at his last City Council meeting.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Chance The Snapper Rescue Cost The City $33,649, Records Show

Frank Robb, the gator trapper who caught the alligator, was paid $2,500 for the work that made him a Chicago superstar.