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Ald. Pat Dowell Will Run Unopposed In 3rd Ward After All 3 Challengers Booted From Ballot

With her challengers disqualified, the alderwoman will spend her fifth and final term focusing on housing and retail for the 43rd Street corridor, she said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Affordable Lofts In Bronzeville, Black-Owned Dispensary And More South Lakefront Projects Get City Council Approval

A former Potbelly sandwich shop on Wabash Avenue will be converted into Black-owned cannabis dispensary Family Roots, LLC.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Cops Can Use Drag Racing Videos To Impound Cars Under New Crackdown Ordinance

The ordinance, introduced by Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly, also allows officers to impound cars without the owner present and boosts fines for people caught racing or drifting.

Citywide

Chicago Casino Approved By City Council After Screaming Match Between Mayor, Alderman

After a heated vote, the $1.7 billion casino planned for the Tribune Publishing site now goes to the state's gaming board for final approval. Here's what it will look like.

Citywide

Chicago Casino Set For Final City Vote Wednesday After Committee OKs Bally’s Plan

The key vote came just weeks after Lightfoot announced Bally's was her top pick. The full City Council will vote on the controversial plan Wednesday.

Citywide

Rogers Park Apartment Building Getting 16 More Units After City Council Approval

The addition would bring 16 relatively affordable units near the Morse Red Line station and help modernize the four-story building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Wicker Park Condo Building On Western Avenue Approved By City Council

Neighborhood leaders supported a 38-condo plan for 1317-1335 N. Western Ave., but some residents said they worried the project will bring more traffic to the area.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Backroom Deal’ Ward Maps Help Politicians And Harm Communities, Neighbors Say — But Will Lightfoot Deliver Redistricting Reform?

Bizarre ward maps leave residents scrambling to find who represents them. Then-candidate Lori Lightfoot campaigned for an independent citizens commission to redraw maps — but now won't commit to one.

Downtown

City Council Approves 14-Unit Apartment Building Near Division Blue Line Stop

Some neighbors have asked leaders to slow the approval of transit-oriented developments, but the Eckhart Park Community Council approved this apartment project.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town