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Byron Sigcho-Lopez
Byron Sigcho-Lopez

West Loop’s Madison Street Safety Plan Would Add Speed Bumps And Pedestrian Upgrades — But No Bike Lanes

After a driver killed a cyclist there, some neighbors want to know why the plan to make Madison Street safer doesn't include bike lanes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Alderman Says He ‘Cannot Support’ A Casino At 78 Mega-Development Amid Neighborhood Opposition

Neighbors said their biggest concerns were that the casino could lead to more crime in the area and declining home values while contributing to heavy traffic and exacerbating problem gambling.  

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Top Court Strikes Down Pilsen Ald. Sigcho-Lopez’s Challenge Of Ex-Ald. Solis’ Use Of Campaign Cash To Pay Lawyers

The court condemned political corruption, but stopped short of saying former Ald. Danny Solis's use of campaign funds to pay personal lawyers broke election code.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Acquired Pilsen’s Largest Vacant Site Through Settlement With Developer, Alderman Says

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), whose ward covers the site, said a debate over the lot was settled when the city got the spot for $12 million.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chinatown Residents Call For More Cameras, Lights — But Also Long-Term Solutions After Woom Sing Tse Killed

Neighbors said they're concerned about safety after the 71-year-old was slain. They're already working on social programs that could prevent violence in the future.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Alderman Dubbed A ‘Jacka–’ By Mayor Says Lightfoot’s Texts Are ‘Inappropriate’

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said it's “unacceptable” for elected officials to use names and dismiss constituents. 

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen’s Largest Vacant Lot Bought By City, Which Vows To Add 280 Affordable Housing Units To 6-Acre Plot

The city is acquiring land at 18th and Peoria streets — the "single largest parcel of vacant developable property" in the neighborhood — to turn into affordable housing.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Nonprofit Breaks Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project: ‘We Believe In Development Without Displacement’

"Finding a safe, affordable place to live — and call home and raise a family — shouldn't be an elusive pipe dream," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘Anger And Panic’ As Pilsen Landlords Scramble To Appeal Skyrocketing Tax Assessments

About 58 percent of homeowners in the 25th Ward, which includes Pilsen, saw higher property tax bills this year compared to 2020. But more than 93 percent of commercial owners in the ward were hit with tax hikes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Loop Community Leader Badly Hurt In Hit-And-Run At Dangerous Intersection: ‘This Is Absolutely Devastating’

West Loop neighbors are rallying around May Toy and are calling on city officials to protect pedestrians walking to and from the Racine Blue Line station.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Think You’re Paying Too Much In Property Taxes? Get Help At Tax Appeal Workshop In Pilsen

Homeowners in Pilsen, who are part of the West Chicago Township, have until Aug. 23 to appeal their property tax assessments.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

CPD’s Anti-Violence Strategy ‘Has Failed,’ Alderman Says While Calling For A More Preventative Approach In Chinatown

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, activists and community members called upon the city to invest in more holistic violence prevention methods.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez Moves 25th Ward Office To Be ‘More Accessible To Residents’

The new ward office, located at 2100 W. Cermak Rd. in Pilsen, will open Thursday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

East Pilsen Vacant Lot Could Become Retail Space and Parking Lot Under Developer’s Plan

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) is scheduled to host a community meeting virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hugely Popular Fiesta Del Sol Returning To Pilsen As In-Person Event Next Month

Alivio Medical Center will provide vaccines to attendees 12 and older at the festival, which will be July 29-Aug. 1.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval

The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.

Downtown

Lightfoot Unveils Plan To Boost Affordable Housing In New Developments, But Some Aldermen Want Stronger Measures

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan would require 20 percent affordable units in some new developments, but a competing plan backed by aldermen seeks a minimum affordable requirement of 30 percent.

Downtown

More City-Run Vaccination Clinics Needed In Hard-Hit Areas, Aldermen Say, As Vaccine Scandals Show Urgent Need For Oversight

A newly introduced ordinance calls for federal COVID-19 funds be used to create permanent city-run testing sites in hard-hit neighborhoods — instead of giving city doses to places that are not following the rules.

Citywide

Proposed Ordinance Would Reimburse Liquor License Fees For Restaurants And Bars That Couldn’t Serve Indoors During Pandemic

The ordinance calls for federal stimulus funds to be used to help pay back liquor license fee holders for the time they couldn't serve indoors during the pandemic.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Nearing Their 4th Week Of A Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Southeast Side Scrapper To City Hall

Breanna Bertacchi, Chuck Stark and Oscar Sanchez will complete their 21st day without food Wednesday, as Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) joined the hunger strike and former Gov. Pat Quinn lent his support.

Downtown
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