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Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

‘Garbage Juice’ From Leaky City Trucks Is Stinking Up Chicago Alleys: ‘It’s Got A Stench You Wouldn’t Believe’

Neighbors are frustrated — and grossed out — over the "slimy, greenish, oily goo" city garbage trucks are leaving behind in their alleys. Old trucks are to blame, the city said.

Albany Park

La Placita, A Plaza Celebrating Latin American Heritage, Coming To Heart Of Logan Square

The city is installing the plaza in the area around the Logan Square Blue Line station as part of the Logan Square traffic circle rework project.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Aldermen Urge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Administration To Act Fast On Homelessness: ‘We’re In The Middle Of A Crisis’

More than $200 million in federal aid is earmarked for the city’s homeless shelters, direct financial assistance to struggling Chicagoans and programs that aid victims of gender-based and domestic violence.

Citywide

Here’s How To Weigh In On Condos Proposed For Vacant Lot In Logan Square

If approved, a nine-unit condo project would replace a vacant lot at 2414-16 N. Sawyer Ave.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bike Lanes Coming To Armitage Avenue In Logan Square And Hermosa

The bike lanes will not eliminate any car parking, a city official said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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
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