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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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

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

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.

Downtown

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

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.

Downtown

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.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Slayings Of 2 Moms On South Side Corner Dedicated To Peace Was ‘Sad And Devastating Crime,’ Mayor Lightfoot Says

The founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings said people are telling her to get a bulletproof vest and a gun for self-defense, but she's not interested.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Federal Review Finds Obama Presidential Center Will Have ‘Adverse Impact’ On Jackson Park

The finding could further delay the construction of the $500 million center designed by former President Barack Obama to house his presidential library.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Old Double Door Location In Line To Get Zoning Change To Become A Yeti Store

The high end cooler dealer wants to open in the shuttered home of the famed Double Door club at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

South Side Aldermen Balk At Lightfoot’s Suggested Sites For Chicago’s Casino

The idea that a casino be built in Bronzeville is "appalling and offensive," Ald. Sophia King says. "It would be like putting a casino in Harlem.”

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Less Than 30 Percent Of Chicagoans Who Asked For Lead-Testing Kit Got Results, Officials Say

Data gathered as part of a study of 510 homes found that 22 percent of residences with new water meters had elevated levels of lead, the mayor’s office announced last week.

Downtown

City Faces $996.6M In Long-Term Liabilities: Annual Financial Report

In all, the city has $30 billion worth of pension debt. “We are committed to putting Chicago’s house in order,” Mayor Lightfoot said.

Downtown

Don’t Let Chicago Police Help ICE With Deportations, Immigrant Rights Groups Tell Mayor Lightfoot

“We are calling on the mayor to sign this executive order that makes sure our city resources are not being used to tear apart our families," activists said.

Downtown

3 Big West Loop Projects Get Key City Approval, Including A Controversial Condo Building

The projects include a condo plan that sparked a heated debate and prompted Ald. Walter Burnett to storm out of a meeting.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Vote On New 6-Story Building At Heartland Cafe Site Stalled By Ald. Hadden, Who Wants More Input From Neighbors

A developer wants to build a six-story building at the site with retail on the ground floor and apartments above.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Supreme Court Flushes Bottled Water Tax Suit Claiming Walgreens Defrauded LaCroix Lovers

Folks who were wrongfully hit with Chicago’s bottled water tax — which does not apply to sparkling water and seltzer — can not sue Walgreens for fraud, the court ruled.

Downtown

Chicago’s Only GOP Lawmaker Resigns, Ending Another Chicago Political Dynasty

State Rep. Michael McAuliffe retired Monday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Despite Lightfoot’s Calls For His Resignation, Burke Remains Ahead Of Wednesday City Council Meeting

The Daily Line breaks down the agenda for Wednesday's City Council meeting, which may lead to another clash between embattled Ald. Ed Burke and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Downtown
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