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Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

As City Prepares To Clear Out Avondale Homeless Encampment, Residents Push Back: ‘Give Us A Home Or Leave Us Alone’

The city said it's conducting a routine cleanup of the area, but residents are worried the so-called sweep will upend their lives.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Cops Raid Albany Park Apartment Where Landlord Says He’s Struggling To Kick Out Squatters: ‘This Has Been Unfolding For Months’

Landlord Gary Carlson had been trying to evict two men who pushed out a tenant and took over their apartment before police arrested them Friday.

Albany Park

After Two-Year Legal Battle Over Rent, Ald. Ramirez-Rosa Pays Mark Fishman $60K, Records Show

The lawsuit between the longtime adversaries stemmed from a years-old rent dispute over the office the alderman once rented from Fishman.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Should Speed Bumps Be Installed Along Avondale Stretch? After Neighbors Complain Of Speeding Drivers, Alderman Launches Survey

Under the plan, speed bumps would be installed on Barry Avenue between Kimball and Kedzie avenues.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With Trash Everywhere, Alderman Hosting Neighborhood Cleanups Across 35th Ward

The next cleanup is 1-3 p.m. Sunday in Avondale. Tools will be provided.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Big Changes Coming To Logan Square Streets This Summer: Buffered Bike Lanes, More Outdoor Dining And Less-Confusing Traffic Circle

The alderman’s office also released how it will spend its $1.3 million from its 2021 participatory budgeting cycle.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

New Street Lamps Near Avondale-Logandale School, Alley Resurfacing Among Projects Coming To 35th Ward

Residents voted to decide how $1.3 million in ward money should be spent.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hermosa Overlooked In City’s Protect Chicago Plus Vaccination Plan, Neighborhood Leaders Say

A local clinic recently opened a vaccination site in hard-hit Belmont Cragin. Hermosa, which shares a ZIP code with Belmont Cragin, should've been factored into the city's plan, neighborhood leaders said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Sidewalk Repairs, Street Resurfacing And More: Help Decide How $1.3 Million Should Be Spent In 35th Ward

Residents of the 35th Ward can now vote in the alderman's participatory budgeting process. The winners will be announced in mid-February.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Scaled-Back Avondale Apartment Project Wins Neighbors’ Support, Overcoming ‘Rough’ Start

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) indicated he plans to grant the developers a zoning change to rehab and redevelop a long-vacant six-unit apartment building at 2901 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Longtime Resident Of Avondale Encampment Shot And Killed: ‘A Compassionate, Good-Hearted Person’

One of Sanchez's longtime friends said he believes the 53-year-old wasn't the intended target of the Dec. 5 shooting.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Crown Liquors Building Owner Planning To Reopen Beloved Bar And Liquor Store, Alderman Says

The news comes months after the bar owners shut down the neighborhood spot because of coronavirus.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square ‘Downzoning’ Efforts Approved By City Panel Despite Prominent Landlord’s Threats To Sue

The measures were dropped at the city's last Zoning Committee hearing, but they were resurrected at Tuesday's hearing and approved.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Mark Fishman’s Buildings Dropped From Milwaukee Avenue ‘Downzoning’ Plan After Landlord Threatens To Sue

It's the latest in a long-running battle between the prominent landlord and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), who after years of gathering community input sent the measure to City Council.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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

Milwaukee Avenue Property Owners Leave Buildings Vacant While Waiting For Big Pay Day, Alderman Says — And He Wants To Stop Them

The goal of the rezoning plan is to block dense development in gentrifying Logan Square and Avondale and "preserve the existing built environment."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Columbus Statue Protesters Reunited With Bikes Weeks After Police Took Them — After Alderman Steps In To Help

Police officials said in a statement that many bikes were “abandoned” and several were “used as weapons or to facilitate mob action” against police at the July 17 protest, though protesters and other witnesses dispute the police account.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With Blue Line Trains, System At Capacity Before COVID, CTA Eyes New Power Station In Avondale To Boost Service

Ridership has exploded along the Blue Line, which also is operating more higher-tech train cars. The CTA needs to bolster its power grid to meet demand.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Parking Lot Next To Logan Square CTA Station Closing As Affordable Housing Complex Nears Construction

The project, which has come to represent the gentrification debate in Logan Square, is expected to break ground in early to mid-September.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

‘Everything’s Burned’: After Someone Sets Fire To 3 Homeless Encampments, Avondale Neighbors Rally To Help

Neighbors have donated tents, bedding and other supplies to help residents get back on their feet. "These are our neighbors just trying to survive in the harshest conditions," one said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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