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New Late Night Bars Would Be Banned In Parts Of Old Town, Gold Coast Under Proposal

Ald. Brian Hopkins also wants a ban on all future liquor licenses along Wells Street in Old Town, saying neighbors and police have had enough of rowdiness and disorderly behavior.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Ald. Brian Hopkins Will Lead 2nd Ward For 3rd Term After Going Unopposed In Election

During this next term, Hopkins aims to overhaul how City Council draws its wards — after seeing his own 2nd Ward get changed.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Ald. Brian Hopkins, Sailing Into 3rd Term Unopposed, Throws Support Behind Paul Vallas For Mayor

With the City Council poised for big turnover, and maybe a new mayor, Hopkins said this could be the best chance to establish an independent redistricting commission to draw the city's 50 wards.

Downtown

Huge Old Town Development Would Remove 2 Gas Stations, Add Residential Tower And Bring Grocer To Former Treasure Island Spot

Fern Hill, the developers partnering with architect David Adjaye to transform a series of properties in Old Town, presented possibilities for the planned development during a community meeting Thursday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Here’s Who Is Running To Represent Downtown, West Loop In City Council

Alds. Walter Burnett and Brian Hopkins are running unopposed, while Ald. Brendan Reilly has a challenger. Two newcomers are vying for the newly relocated 34th Ward.

Downtown

How Much Does My Alderman Make? Here’s A Complete List

The highest-paid alderpeople will make $142,772 next year, thanks to a nearly 10 percent raise. The lowest-paid alderperson makes $115,560, by comparison.

Citywide

Ald. Brian Hopkins Seeking Reelection — But Not Ruling Out ‘Last-Minute Pivot’ To Join Crowded Mayor’s Race

Hopkins has been a consistent Lori Lightfoot critic and said his motivation behind contemplating a run against her is based on "dissatisfaction with her leadership and her performance."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Disappointed But Not Surprised’: Outraged Alderman, Neighbors Pledge To Lobby Against Bally’s As Chicago’s 1st Casino

Lightfoot's pick is the Tribune Publishing site on the Chicago River — and aldermen are accusing her of sidestepping the city's casino committee. "Tired of these false, zero-sum choices that Chicago mayors have been setting up for decades," one tweeted.

Downtown

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

The City’s Ward Boundaries Are Decided By A Few Powerful Aldermen. What If Maps Were Drawn ‘For Chicagoans, By Chicagoans’ Instead?

Gerrymandering has long led to frankenstein ward boundaries that don't serve residents. A civic group says it's time for Chicagoans to take over the process.

Citywide

Infrastructure Projects Will Shut Down Some Ukrainian Village Roads In Upcoming Months

Work includes a water main replacement and improvements to People's Gas equipment.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

This Walk Signal Faces The Wrong Way, Sending Wicker Park Pedestrians Into Oncoming Traffic

The poorly aligned pedestrian walk signal at the corner of Ashland and Milwaukee avenues is sending unwitting Wicker Park residents into danger.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shake-It Owners To Pitch Plans For Burger Restaurant At Ukrainian Village Meeting This Week

Shake-It's owners are expected to unveil design plans and information about the restaurant's chef and menu at the meeting.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

PSA: No Parking On North Avenue Near Hollywood Grill This Friday

No parking and tow zone signs will be posted on parts of North Avenue as crews film a commercial in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Will Lincoln Yards Vote Be Delayed? Hopkins Says Maybe After Mayoral Candidates, Neighbors Call For Stall

"Why not wait? The voters spoke," a member of one neighborhood group said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Hundreds Pack City Hall, Calling ‘Rushed’ Lincoln Yards Vote The New ‘Parking Meter Deal’

Editorials in the Sun-Times, Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business called on Ald. Hopkins to slow down the approval process – but it's moving ahead.

Lincoln Park, Old Town