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Black Caucus Chairman Calls For Hearings Following ‘Bait Truck’ Police Sting

"In a moment where police capacity is clearly under extreme strain, these sort of tactics are the last thing we should be spending manpower and energy on," Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer (6th) said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As Lakeview Property Taxes Soar, Group Targets Tunney

The median sale price for single-family homes and other non-condo residential properties increased from $610,000 in 2015 to $790,000 in 2017.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Should State Rent Control Ban Be Lifted? North Side Voters Get A Chance To Weigh In

If Illinois overturns its rent control law, one alderman vowed to “introduce an ordinance to stabilize rents for working people.”

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Must Spend ‘Millions’ More To Combat Affordable Housing Shortage, Group Tells Aldermen

Since 2008 — before the passage of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance — general fund dollars spent on affordable housing has fallen from $32 million to $14 million.

Downtown

Aldermen Consider Crackdown On Shelter For Immigrant Children

A full preview of Wednesday's City Council meeting by The Daily Line.

Downtown

Zoning Committee Set To Consider 52-Story West Loop Tower Tuesday

Aldermen will consider plans for a 165-key Equinox hotel with 370 apartments and a sports club at 725 W. Randolph St.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

St. Boniface Condo Conversion Plan Gets Key Approval, Moves On To Full City Council

The plan to turn the Noble Square church into condos was approved by the city's Housing and Real Estate Development Committee.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Male City Workers Make Average $27,500 More Per Year Than Female Colleagues, Pension Data Shows

Despite more women in city leadership positions, “more needs to be done to support women in male-dominated fields,” experts say.

Downtown

Make Retail Rent Affordable In Booming West Loop, Alderman Says

Ald. Burnett said storefront rents in the area have steadily risen to as much as $100 per square foot.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Spray Paint Ban Lifted In Chicago? Aldermen Propose Plan To Change 25-Year-Old Law

People over 18 would be able to buy spray paint again in Chicago if the proposal goes through.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Former Emanuel Aide Raises $194,000 In Contributions In Bid For 43rd Ward Seat

Derek Lindblom, who is running for the 43rd Ward seat on the City Council, says he would be a "new kind of alderman."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Male County Workers Make $6,000 More On Average Than Female Counterparts: Report

Older county workers are hit hardest by the wage disparities, with female employees over 70 making up to $24,640 less than their male counterparts.

Downtown

$11 For Cleaning Skyscrapers? Window Washers Fight For Higher Wages

The strike by window washers comes on the heels of a new study that shows a higher minimum wage had no negative impact on Chicago businesses.

Downtown

St. Boniface Church-To-Condo Conversion Finally Underway As City And Developer Craft $30 Million Plan

"It's been a real test of my endurance," said developer Michael Skoulsky. Two years ago, the historic church was saved from demolition.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Raffle Jackpot Limits Raised To $4 Million By City Council As Queen Of Hearts Fever Hits

A soaring jackpot in the Queen of Hearts raffle at McNally's in Morgan Park led to rule change.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Today’s Votes At City Hall: A New Alderman, Bigger Raffle Jackpots And More

The full City Council meets Wednesday at City Hall. Here's what it's up to.

Downtown

With McNally’s Queen Of Hearts Raffle Nearing City’s $1 Million Cap, Aldermen Vote To Raise The Limit

Under a proposed rewrite of the city's rules, a raffle could reach $4 million. The next McNally's raffle drawing is Thursday night.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

$30 Million Salvation Army Site Redevelopment In West Loop Gets Key Approval

If approved by City Council, the project could be completed as soon as spring 2020.

Condos With Space For Brewery Planned In Former Ravenswood Antique Shop

The property is less than 1,000 feet from the Ravenswood Metra station.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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