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Byron Sigcho-Lopez
Byron Sigcho-Lopez

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

Aldermen, Students Fast For A Day In Solidarity With Southeast Side Hunger Strikers Trying To Block Metal Scrapper

More than 75 educators joined the one-day fast to block Southside Recycling from opening, too. The initial hunger strikers completed their 12th day without food Monday.

South Chicago, East Side

Pilsen Alderman Opens Office As Emergency Shelter To Help People Experiencing Homelessness

The Pilsen Food Pantry, 1850 S. Throop St., has opened its building as a warming center, too.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Buildings In High-Income Neighborhoods Would Need 30 Percent Affordable Units Under Aldermen’s Proposal

The proposed overhaul of the city's affordable requirements ordinance would also stop letting developers pay a fee to get out of building on-site affordable units.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Developers Will Detail Plans For High Rise, Condo Tower In West Loop Next Week

Developers are pitching a 19-story condo tower on South Sangamon Street and a 47-story skyscraper on West Washington Boulevard.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Ordinance Makes It Harder To Turn Apartments Into Single-Family Homes Along 606 And In Pilsen

The anti-deconversion ordinance aims to interrupt the loss of cheap housing stock in the gentrifying neighborhoods.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plan To Block Apartment Buildings From Being Turned Into Single-Family Homes Along 606 And In Pilsen Advances

The anti-deconversion push aims to interrupt the loss of cheap housing stock in the gentrifying neighborhoods.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Council Approves Pilsen Nonprofit’s Affordable Apartment Building

The project, dubbed Casa Durango, is an extension of another project. Combined, they will add 53 affordable units to the neighborhood.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Historic Landmark District Plan Killed By Key City Committee After Public Outcry

A separate measure aimed at banning demolitions for six months in Pilsen to slow gentrification failed to pass, too.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Controversial Pilsen Landmark District Plan Opposed By Neighbors Up For Vote Tuesday

For months, longtime Pilsen neighbors and the alderman have demanded a vote on the unpopular proposal, hoping it can be formally struck down. They worry it will stack working-class homeowners with added costs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Headquarters Beercade Still Wants To Open In Pilsen, But City Siding With Neighbors Opposed To The Plan

Dozens of neighbors, including one whose front door is feet away from the proposed arcade bar entrance, say the bar will bring more traffic and create a public nuisance.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Alderman, Community Groups Demand More Coronavirus Testing Sites, Flu Shots

With cases spiking, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) was among a group of people calling on the city and state to add more permanent testing sites across the city.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Get Your Flu Shot, Free COVID Tests At Halloween Event This Weekend In Pilsen

The event hosted is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Months Of Delays, Controversial Pilsen Landmark District Vote Will Happen In December

Pilsen residents and community leaders have demanded a vote for months on the unpopular proposal, hoping it can be formally struck down.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Neighbors Ask City: Why Force A Landmark District We Don’t Want But Refuse To Save A Beloved Church?

Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox said the church was not in any “immediate threat” of being demolished — but smaller buildings in Pilsen are.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Activists Call On Gov. Pritzker To Lift The Ban On Rent Control As Coronavirus Continues To Plague Chicago

The statewide eviction moratorium is "simply not enough" in Chicago, where illegal lockouts are on the rise, one organizer said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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