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Byron Sigcho-Lopez

Byron Sigcho-Lopez
Byron Sigcho-Lopez

West Loop Neighbors To Meet With Police, Officials After Attempted Kidnappings Shake Community

The community meeting is Saturday at Mary Bartelme Park. Residents can voice their concerns with officials and local groups.

West Loop
12:20 PM CDT

Pilsen Alliance Leader Fired Over Financial Issues, Board Says, But Some Say It Was Over Push To Unionize

The board announced Moises Moreno's firing Friday, saying there were discrepancies in the group's finances and Moreno mistreated female board members. Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez led the influential group before he was elected to City Council.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Activists Say Proposed Near South Side High School Would Create More Segregation

The $120 million school is planned for a portion of the former Harold Ickes Homes site, already being redeveloped into housing that pledged to bring hundreds of low-income units back to the land.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Fatal Chinatown Shooting, Alderman And Neighbors Want Karaoke Bar Closed

A 24-year-old woman was killed and two other people were hospitalized after a shooting Friday in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

‘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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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
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