City Council Votes To Make It Easier For Businesses Seeking Sign Permits, OK’s $1.2 Million Settlement
The settlement was one of three approved Wednesday totaling $1.9 million.
Weiss Hospital Development Gets City Council Approval After Months Of Heated Debate
The apartments planned for the hospital parking lot have split opinions among Uptown neighbors, community advocates and elected officials.
Edgewater Esports Cafe, Put On Hold During Pandemic, Is Back In Play For Potential 2022 Opening
City Council approved plans for the esports center at 5214 N. Sheridan Road.
Chicago Police Department Getting First-Ever Civilian-Led Oversight Commission
The civilian commission is a compromise between police reform advocates and Mayor Lori Lightfoot after a two-year standoff.
Benedictine Sisters Get City’s OK To Build Senior Housing Complex On West Ridge Campus
The senior apartments would help Benedictine Sisters stay on their century-old campus and help bring needed senior housing to the area, the order said.
After Being Spared From The Wrecking Ball, Victorian Building Formerly Home To La Luce Receives Landmark Status
Built in 1892 as a Schlitz brewing saloon and tied house, the Queen Anne Victorian building was La Luce’s home from 1989 until the restaurant closed in 2016.
Michael Reese Megadevelopment Approved By City Council, Clearing Way For Apartments, Retail, Park And New Pavilion
The $3.8 billion project will overhaul Bronzeville land that has been sitting empty for more than a decade.
$60M Regal Mile Studios In South Shore Gets City Council Approval
The “state-of-the-art media campus” is planned for a 6.5-acre plot in the far southwest corner of South Shore.
Long-Awaited Next Phase Of Roosevelt Square Development Gets City Council Approval
The next phase of the Roosevelt Square project contains three mid-rise buildings with 207 total units and the rehabilitation of an existing building that will be the home of a museum and 15 residential units.
Former Home To La Luce — And Michael Jordan’s Old Office — Set For Historic Landmark Status
The building's owners applied for a demolition permit last year, but the community fought back.
Sexual Assaults By City Lifeguards And Threatened Retaliation Against Victims Needs Broader Investigation, Park District Watchdog Says
The report centers on three male lifeguards accused of sexual assault.
Roosevelt Square Project On Track To Deliver Over 200 Residential Units On Near West Side After Plan Commission Approval
The residential units would include market-rate, affordable and units retained for Chicago Housing Authority residents.
City Watchdog Finds Black Applicants To Police Department Are Least Likely To Be Invited To Academy
Despite making up 37 percent of the initial applicant pool, Black applicants from 2016-2018 represented just 18 percent of those invited to join the police academy, the report showed. But reforms have since been enacted.
Longtime DuSable Park Advocates Say Lightfoot Has Left Them Out Of Her $40 Million Plan To Finally Build Park
The coalition says the development of DuSable Park should not be "tethered" to a private development nearby that could provide $10 million toward the park's construction.
Chicago Liquor Stores Can’t Sell Booze After Midnight Anymore, But Lightfoot Loses Bid To Move Some Powers Away From Aldermen
Aldermen pushed back, fearing a Fifth Floor power grab would limit their influence in their neighborhoods.
Developer’s 19-Story Apartment Tower In Fulton Market Gets City Approval
Months after city officials lifted a ban on housing north of Lake Street, City Council approved LG Development's revised plan for a 19-story, 414-unit apartment building at 210 N. Aberdeen St.
Lake Shore Drive Is Now Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Council Votes
The change comes as people have sought ways to honor Black historical figures like Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the first non-Indigenous settler of Chicago.
A West Side Vacant Lot Will Soon Become A Roller Rink And Community Plaza
The roller rink will be built along a troubled street in an effort to use public investment and community engagement to deter crime and help revitalize the area.
‘DuSable Lake Shore Drive’ Name Change Compromise Could Get Sealed By City Council Friday
The City Council is back Friday after a chaotic Wednesday meeting got pushed back. Meanwhile, 22 aldermen sent Mayor Lori Lightfoot a letter asking her to follow City Council procedures.
City Council Meeting Abruptly Ends In Chaos With No Vote On Renaming Lake Shore Drive
The drama began when aldermen were asked to consider Mayor Lori Lightfoot's appointment of Celia Meza as Chicago’s corporation counsel earlier than expected. City Council is “not a council of order anymore,” one alderman said.