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Ariel Reboyras
Ariel Reboyras

Will Private Lot Booting Expand Citywide? Aldermen Could Decide — After Collecting Campaign Cash From Booting Company

The owner of the city's primary private booting company, Michael Denigris of Innovative Park Solutions, has made $11,250 in campaign contributions to aldermen ahead of the vote.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City Council Delays Vote On Controversial Push To Expand Private Lot Booting

Private lot booting is legal in some wards, but some aldermen want it permitted citywide. Critics call the practice predatory while defenders say it's better than getting towed.


Ald. Ariel Reboyras Retiring After 20 Years On Northwest Side 

Ald. Ariel Reboyras will retire at the end of his term — and former challenger Jessica Gutiérrez has said she is again running for his seat.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Northwest Side Alderman Promises More Affordable Housing At Belmont Triangle After Community Push: ‘I’m With You’

Facing pressure from local leaders, Ald. Ariel Reboyras said he "will not accept" 20 percent affordable housing for the city-led redevelopment.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alderman’s Push To Expand Private Lot Booting Gets The Boot

Ald. Ariel Reboyras said he introduced the ordinance after former Ald. Joe Moore —now a lobbyist for a private booting company — asked him to.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Avondale’s Belmont Triangle Could See New Life As City Looks To Redevelop Vacant 4-Acre Site

City planners and Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) are hosting a "community visioning" meeting next week, the first step in what will likely be a lengthy redevelopment process.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Avondale Neighbors Question Another Area Condo Project: ‘We Don’t Want To See Our Neighbors Pushed Out’

A property owner wants to tear down the brick three-flat he owns and build a six-unit condo building in its place.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Irving Park Parents Fought For Years To Better Their School. A New Playground Could Be Coming, But Other Problems Remain

Scammon Elementary parents and teachers say they're tired of waiting for CPS to fix the school's many problems as kids are forced to learn in leaking trailers and play on crumbling asphalt.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Avondale Neighbors Slam Plan To Replace Bungalow With Modern Condos: ‘Gentrification Is Coming’

"It's obviously about business, not about what happens to the neighbors who live over here," one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Belmont Cragin Is Facing One Of The Biggest Coronavirus Outbreaks In The City. Is One New Testing Site Enough?

Aldermen are pushing the city to open up church rectories and Downtown hotels to Belmont Cragin residents who need to self-isolate.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Condo Plan For Tree-Lined Block Scrapped After Neighbors Reject It

Ald. Reboyras rejected the developer's plans and instead single family homes will be built on the Eddy Street lot.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Developer Looking To Bring New Housing, Including 52 Townhomes, To Northwest Side

The Kilbourn Park/Belmont Gardens proposal also includes an additional 15 residential units and parking for nearly 120 cars.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Apartment Complex Replacing Avondale’s Red Apple Buffet Calls For Rents Between $2K – $2.5K, No Affordable Units

Some neighbors took issue with the rent prices, saying longtime residents can't afford it. "To be perfectly blunt, no family can afford $2,500 a month in this neighborhood," one said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Tenants Protest Eviction From Avondale Apartment Building, But Management Says It’s Time For Market Rents

"I'm not pushing them out," the property manager said. "I'm saying when your lease is up, it's time to go."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Avondale’s Gentrification Heats Up, Some Residents Want More Control: ‘This Isn’t Logan Or Wicker Park’

Other neighbors, however, welcome the new investment. They say new development is needed in Avondale, which is lined with vacant storefronts.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Luis Gutierrez Says Rahm Promised To Give Daughter 30th Ward Seat Last Summer — But When She Said No, Things Got Ugly

The mayor, who supported recently re-elected Ald. Ariel Reboyras, denied ever making such a promise to the Gutierrez family.


Ald. Ariel Reboyras Beats Jessica Gutierrez In 30th Ward, Gets Congratulatory Call From Ed Burke

The 31-year-old Gutierrez had promised voters that, if elected, she’d put an end to Reboyras’ “machine-style” politics.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Ariel Reboyras Appears Headed To Runoff Against Jessica Gutierrez In 30th Ward

"I'm ready to fight," the 31-year-old told teary-eyed supporters at La Pena Restaurante.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

The 30th Ward Deserves More Than A ‘Rubber Stamp’ Alderman, Young Challengers To Reboyras Tell Voters

Jessica W. Gutierrez, daughter of U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Edgar Esparza, a 23-year-old college student, are challenging the longtime alderman.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Man Who Threatened Gutierrez Staff Worked For Reboyras, Congressman Says — But Alderman Denies It

A poll shows that Jessica Gutierrez is ahead of the sitting 30th Ward alderman — and ties to her father are helping.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park