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Andre Vasquez
Andre Vasquez

CTA Boss Says He Won’t Ghost A City Hall Hearing Next Week As Public Pressure Mounts To Address Rider Complaints

CTA President Dorval Carter told aldermen he'll finally take the hot seat after months of skipping meetings as commuters complain of long wait times, security issues and ghost trains.

Citywide

CTA President Dorval Carter In The Hot Seat As Fed-Up Commuters Want Him To Resign

CTA riders are calling for the leader's ouster as alderpeople are trying to force him to show up to City Council to address transit problems after he's skipped meetings.

Citywide

Lincoln Square Alderman Rejects Developers’ Plan To Build Apartments At St. Matthias Rectory

Neighbors were concerned the proposed development only had three affordable units and were worried about its parking, the alderperson said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Developer Unveils Plans For Andersonville Trader Joe’s As Neighbors Discuss Impact To Small Businesses

Ald. Andre Vasquez is collecting neighbor feedback on a rezoning request that would bring a Trader Joe's to Andersonville's Clark Street.

Andersonville

Lincoln Square’s St. Matthias Rectory Would Become Apartments Under Developer’s Proposal

The St. Matthias church property is not part of the proposal, but the apartments would be built on an unofficial community space. Neighbors will be able to learn more at an Oct. 5 community meeting.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Closing Catalpa Avenue To Create A Permanent Andersonville Public Plaza Has The Support Of Neighbors And City Officials

A majority of neighbors are backing a plan to close Catalpa Avenue to car traffic to make way for the plaza, Ald. Andre Vasquez said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Trader Joe’s Wants To Open In Andersonville At Current Site Of U.S. Bank On Clark Street

A development proposal calls for tearing down the US Bank at 5340 N. Clark St. and replacing it with a combination Trader Joe's and bank building with an ATM drive-thru.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville’s Catalpa Avenue Could Become A Car-Free Public Plaza

Catalpa Avenue between Ashland and Clark is routinely closed to traffic for events like the Andersonville Farmers Market. A pedestrian plaza coming to the street could close it to cars permanently.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Could Drivers In Bike Lanes Be Ticketed If They’re Caught On Video? 2 Aldermen Are Considering It

Parking, driving or idling in bike lanes is punishable by a $150 ticket, but drivers still do it. Alds. Brendan Reilly and Andre Vasquez tweeted they are interested in using video evidence to crack down on drivers illegally in bike lanes.

Downtown

Whiskey Girl Tavern Plans To Bring Upscale Sports Bar To Former Edgewater Pool Hall

The tavern would take over the old Pressure Billiards space, which closed in February after being on Clark Street for 16 years. Some pool tables would stay, however.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Girl, 6, And Women Hit By Driver While Crossing Ashland Avenue In Andersonville, Authorities Say

A woman in her 70s was issued a ticket for striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk, police said. The girl and woman were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Clark Street’s Bike Lane Made Riding Feel Even More Dangerous, Showing Flaws In Chicago’s Infrastructure, Bicyclists Say

Bicyclists said infrastructure changes are needed immediately to protect bicyclists, as plastic posts and paint aren't enough.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Metra Station In Edgewater Will Help Transform Area, Officials Say: ‘I Am Elated’

The Peterson-Ridge station will open in 2023, 11 years after the project was publicly announced.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Historical Terra Cotta Removed And Thrown Out From Protected Rogers Park Building, Leading To Stop Work Order

City officials say workers removed historical facade features from the 1912 movie house at 1618 W. Devon Ave. without proper permits. The new owner said she didn't know it was protected.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra To Break Ground On Edgewater Station Next Week After Decade Of Planning

The station at Peterson and Ridge avenues was announced in 2012 but faced many delays.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Clark Street, Sheridan Road To Be Resurfaced On Far North Side Starting This Week

Major reconstruction of Clark Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown and Edgewater is scheduled to start Monday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Would You Improve Lincoln Square’s Streets And Brown Line Stop? These Surveys Let You Share Your Thoughts

Two surveys will help determine the future look of the streetscape on the northern half of Lincoln Avenue and the Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Century-Old Andersonville Home Will Be Replaced By Condos After City Council OK

The home, built in 1916, will make way for a four-unit condo building on a changing block in Andersonville.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville Neighbors Get A Look At Designs For Park To Be Built Behind Old Edgewater Hospital

Neighbors get to weigh in on designs for the park, but the long-anticipated project isn't expected to see construction any time soon.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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