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Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

Logan Square Athletic Club Could Be Coming To Grace’s Furniture Building After Long-Awaited Boutique Hotel Plan Scrapped

New plans have emerged for the long-vacant Grace's Furniture building in the heart of Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Residents Of Avondale Homeless Encampment Matched With Housing: ‘God Blessed Me With People … To Make This Happen For Me’

A homeless encampment was a fixture of Fireman's Park for years, even as the city tried to clear the area. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa credits a huge boost in city housing funding with helping its residents.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hermosa’s Too-Narrow Palmer Street To Become One-Way After Years Of Sideswipes, Crashes

Drivers often barrel down the street, smashing into cars, neighbors say. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa hopes removing one lane of traffic will cut down on crashes.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Old Logan Square Blue Line Terminal Still On Track To Become Affordable Housing

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp., the nonprofit developer behind The Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments, has taken over the project and has secured a 99-year lease for the CTA-owned land.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hermosa Playground Set On Fire Last Year Will Be Rebuilt By Fall, CPS Says

Nixon Elementary also is getting a new basketball court, running track and a fence for security.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

As Complaints Of Late Trains And Missing Buses Mount, City Officials Call For Hearing On ‘Deteriorated’ CTA Service

On the Blue Line, the CTA is only running 50-55 percent of its scheduled trains. "People are no longer able to trust that this vital public service going to get them where they need to go on time," Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said.

Citywide

Avondale Mural Honoring 3 Firefighters Killed In 1985 Arson Will Be Restored

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is teaming up with the city to restore the deteriorating Fireman's Memorial Park mural, which was painted in the mid-'80s after the devastating blaze.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Protected Bike Lanes, Curb Extensions And More Upgrades Coming To Avondale’s Belmont Avenue

A complete overhaul of Milwaukee Avenue — a project that has been in the works for 15 years and includes the much-anticipated redesign of the Logan Square traffic circle — also is inching forward, city officials said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Community Leader Not Running For 35th Ward Alderman Despite Fake Email

Someone pretending to be neighborhood leader Andrew Schneider declared his candidacy while disparaging Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa. Schneider said it's "an example of a cowardly troll hiding behind a veil of anonymity."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

All-Affordable Logan Square Apartment Complex Opens After Years Of Planning: ‘This Is Nothing Less Than A Day Of Resurrection’

Formerly known as Emmett Street Apartments, the development has been renamed after Chicago labor activist Lucy Gonzalez Parsons.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Leaders Blast Ald. Villegas For ‘Misleading’ Campaign Mailers — But Villegas Says Outcry Is A ‘Political Stunt’

In his bid for Congress, Villegas is touting a Logan Square affordable housing project as an achievement. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and others said Villegas is taking credit for something he "had nothing to do with."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Attention Avondale: Power Outage Planned For Large Portion Of Neighborhood Thursday As ComEd Makes Repairs

The outage, planned for 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., will impact households in the area bounded by Milwaukee Avenue, Diversey Avenue, Lawndale Avenue, Wolfram Street and Central Park Avenue.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The Effort To Save Logan Square’s Grace Church Continues As Leaders Drum Up Support For Community Center

Church leaders are seeking funding to convert part of the early 1900s church into a Park District community center in partnership with nearby Unity Park.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Developers Who Demolish Homes Near The 606, Pilsen Will Be Hit With Fees Through 2024 After Program Extended

The surcharge pulled in $120,000 from eight demolition permits over the past year, resulting in fewer demolitions, officials said. The program is an effort to slow gentrification in these areas.

Citywide

Logan Square Leaders Want Federal Relief For Affordable Housing, Extended Fines For Demolitions Near The 606

"Too often, people of color have been shut out of home ownership, and this is a time for us to turn that around ..." State Rep. Will Guzzardi said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Facing Rise In Crime, Victims And Leaders In Logan Square, Humboldt Park Say Systemic Fixes Needed — Not More Police

Neighborhoods across the city have recorded big increases in homicides and carjackings since the start of the pandemic. Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Avondale, the city’s gentrification hot spots, have not been spared.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bike Lanes, Alley Fixes Or Repaired Sidewalks? You Can Vote On How To Spend $1M In The 35th Ward Through Monday

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is among several alderpeople who give residents a say in how aldermanic menu money is spent. This year's potential projects include shared bike lanes, road repairs and more.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Avondale Residents Push To Rename Plaza In Honor Of Neighborhood’s Vanishing Polish Identity

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) is backing an ordinance to rename Woodard Plaza as Solidarity Triangle, a nod to the 1980s Polish solidarity movement.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Aldermen Poised For Long-Awaited Chance To Grill Police Over Controversial ShotSpotter Technology

Two reports have panned the gunshot detecting system as ineffective, kicking up a backlash among activists and some aldermen. 

Citywide

Hermosa School Playground Destroyed In ‘Horrific Act Of Arson’ Will Be Rebuilt, Alderman Says

Parents at Nixon Elementary fought for years to get a new playground, only to have it torched on Tuesday night. Kids are devastated, but CPS is set to rebuild it by spring.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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