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Latino Caucus Puts Its Ward Map Proposal Up For Referendum: ‘It’s Time For The Voters To Decide’

Supporters of the Latino Caucus map maintain they'll continue negotiations, but are confident they'll be victorious if Chicago voters decide between multiple maps.


The Battle For Lincoln Yards: New Map Takes Megadevelopment From The Alderman Who Fought To Build It

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) says adding Lincoln Yards to his ward would make the community more "contiguous." Hopkins called that "utter nonsense."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Indicted Ald. Carrie Austin Will Retire, She Says, As Proposed Map Draws Her Out Of Ward

Were the map to pass as-is, it would cut Austin out of the Far South Side ward where she's been alderman since 1994.

Roseland, Pullman

Here’s What Chicago’s Ward Map Could Look Like

Aldermen failed to vote on a map Wednesday, meaning the issue might go to a contentious referendum where voters would decide.


With No Deal, Ward Remap Meeting Canceled One Day Before Crucial Deadline As Lightfoot Heads To D.C.

If City Council does not vote by Wednesday, it will set off a race to shore up enough political support for a map and avoid a referendum next year.


Chicago Ward Map Fight Rages On As Wednesday Deadline Looms

The City Council must vote by Wednesday on a new ward map — but they're running out of time to come up with a map to vote on.


As City Council Fights Over Ward Boundaries, A Resident-Backed Map Is Delivered To City Hall — With No Aldermanic Support

The Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission held dozens of public hearings before crafting a map its members claim could win a referendum against a City Council-led map. But they need at least 10 alderpeople to endorse their plan.


Here’s What Chicago’s Casino Could Look Like

The five casinos are proposed at the Tribune Publishing site, the old Michael Reese site, near McCormick Place, near Solider Field and at The 78 megadevelopment.


City Council’s Black, Latino Caucuses Urged To Compromise As Fight Over New Ward Map Continues

The Latino population has grown in Chicago while the Black population has declined. Latino Caucus members say that means there should be more majority Latino wards — but that shouldn't come at the cost of Black representation, opponents say.


Lightfoot’s Pick For Police Oversight Boss Apologizes To Slain Officer Ella French’s Family While Defending Agency’s Report

Mayor Lori Lightfoot still supports interim COPA chief Andrea Kersten, but said French’s inclusion in the report was “tone deaf and it was absolutely unnecessary.”


Skeptical City Council Blocks Move To Explore How The City Could Buy Chicago Bears

Ald. George Cardenas said his resolution was a conversation starter on how to keep the franchise in the city, but Ald. Ray Lopez said it wasn't a conversation worth having.


City Council Puts Police Board In Charge Of Gang Database Appeals Process — But Some Want Police To Fix The Database First

Someone who wants their name removed from the controversial database must go through police. But for the first time, they'll be able to appeal if they are denied.


Groceries By Bike? Courier Startup Will Launch In Wicker Park After Zoning Change Approved

Buyk, a New York City-based startup that provides ultra-fast grocery delivery by bike, wants to expand rapidly in Chicago as rival Getir also launches in the city.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Dogs Allowed In Pup-Friendly Chicago Bars After City Council Approves New Rules

Bar owners have complained the city tickets them because they allow dogs on the same premises as cocktail garnishes like lemons and limes. The new rules eliminate this issue for bars that choose to allow pups.


Hundreds Of Affordable Homes Coming To North Lawndale After City Approves $5.3 Million In Funding

The funds will go to the environmental remediation work that must happen on the lots before construction on the houses can begin.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City To Pay $2 Million To Family Of Woman Killed By Fleeing Driver In ‘Reckless’ Police Chase

Curtis Pugh killed Julia Lynn Callaway in 2018 as he fled officers who allegedly smelled cannabis coming from his car. Callaway’s family alleged “it was reckless for the police to pursue" Pugh "when the need to apprehend [him] was minimal."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Aldermen Slam Lightfoot’s Pick For Police Oversight Boss After ‘Tone Deaf’ Report On Slain Officer Ella French

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability recommended discipline for French stemming from the botched raid at Anjanette Young's home. The report was finished in April, months before French was killed, but released to the public last week.


Chicagoans Will Get Another Chance To Weigh In On City Ward Remap This Week

Community organizers have blasted alderpeople for not seeking enough public input to draw the newest ward boundaries. The City Council has until Dec. 1 to approve a new map with enough backers to avoid sending it to voters.


From John Barleycorn To Weed: Sunnyside Lakeview Opens Massive Dispensary Just Steps From Wrigley Field

Sunnyside Lakeview opened its 10,000-square-foot dispensary in the site of the former John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Support Grows For A Majority Asian American Ward In Chicago, ‘Unifying The Voices Of The People’

Despite differences on the city's new ward map, leaders of both the Black and Latino caucuses have now came out in support of Chicago's first majority Asian American ward.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
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