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Andre Vasquez
Andre Vasquez

Democratic Socialists Move To Kick Out Alderman Who Voted For Lightfoot’s Budget — But ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Negotiate,’ He Says

“Respectfully, no organization can decide who is and isn’t a socialist,” Ald. Andre Vasquez said. “I think many of my comrades and I all share the same goals, but we may differ on the approaches to get there, and that’s OK.”

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square’s New Ainslie Arts Plaza Getting Its Vibrant Mural This Week

Andrea Jablonski is painting her mural on the ground at the plaza near the McDonald’s at 4844 N. Lincoln Ave.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

City Council Approves Law To Require Nonbinary Gender Option On City Paperwork

Chicago's City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday requiring the city to update its forms and paperwork with gender-neutral designations.

Downtown

Business Owners Brace For Brutal Winter, Ask Local Leaders For Help Surviving

With budget constraints limiting the financial aid that can go to businesses, aldermen said they are using their platform to boost local shops.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Block With ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural Is Now A Shared Street For Bikes, Cars, Pedestrians

Catalpa Avenue in Andersonville is the latest addition to the city's shared street program intended to give people more space during the coronavirus pandemic.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Park District Wants To Rename West Ridge Nature Preserve. Here’s How To Weigh In

The park is known to neighbors as West Ridge Nature Preserve, but officially it is named Park No. 568.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville’s ‘Say Their Names’ Street Art Honors Black Transgender People Lost To Violence

Portraits and hundreds of names of those lost to violence now adorn Andersonville's Black Trans Lives Matter street mural.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Black Trans Lives Matter Mural Takes Over Andersonville Street

Twenty-two artists collaborated on the mural on Catalpa Avenue.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Artists Wanted! Help Paint A ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural In Andersonville This Weekend

Artists will be paid for their time working on the mural.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Plan To Knock Down Andersonville Home To Build 7-Unit Condo Building Rejected By Alderman

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) said neighbors' concerns about density and the lack of affordable units impacted his decision on the project at Ashland and Balmoral avenues.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Misericordia Tears Down West Ridge Building, Ending Fight To Save 1920s Tennis Club

A last-ditch effort to save the building fell short just the night before demolition began.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Preservationists Make Last-Ditch Effort To Save West Ridge Building From Demolition

A demolition permit was issued Tuesday for the 1920s tennis club building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Students Can Learn Community Organizing At Free Summer Youth Program

The two-month Youth Organizing Institute, sponsored by three North Side alderman, is for 8th-12th grade students.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Time To Rethink Business Districts In Wake Of Coronavirus, Uptown Leaders Say

More pedestrian zones and expanded outdoor cafe seating could transform Uptown's commercial corridors, leaders said Thursday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Long-Delayed Edgewater Metra Station Will Break Ground This Year

Work is slated to begin in September on a project first announced in 2012.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge’s Coronavirus Curve ‘Flattening,’ But Officials Say Precautions Are Still Needed

A virtual town hall held Thursday sought to shed light on West Ridge's coronavirus cluster.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

What Should Andersonville’s Pedestrian Plaza Look Like? Residents Urged To Weigh In On Catalpa Street Plan

The city is asking neighbors to help select design details for the planned public space, including play equipment and art installations.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Preservationists To Look For Buyer For Historic Tennis Club In Path Of Misericordia’s Expansion

The renowned charity wants to expand its campus, but preservationists didn't want the Chicago Town & Tennis Club building lost to history.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

If Developers Want To Bring Housing To Huge Tempel Steel Campus, Affordable Options Must Be Included, Alderman Says

The massive property is in an industrial stretch of Bowmanville just south of Rosehill Cemetery and east of Half Acre's Balmoral Tap Room.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

In Effort To Save Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe, Lincoln Square Apartment Plan Put On Hold By Alderman

Developers looking to raze a building at Lincoln and Foster avenues must go back to the drawing board as Ald. Andre Vasquez looks to help Jimmy's and others stay in the neighborhood.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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