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How Lightfoot And Housing Activists Reached An Uneasy Truce In The Battle For Woodlawn’s Future

The latest proposal to protect the area around the library includes extra measures aiming to help low- and middle-income earners buy homes in the neighborhood, where home prices have more than tripled in the past five years.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

County Medical Examiner Opens 2,000-Body, Offsite Warehouse To Handle Growing Wave Of Coronavirus Deaths

Officials did not disclose the location of the new “surge center,” but said it is in Chicago, about five miles from the morgue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Horse-Drawn Carriages Could Be Banned In Chicago By Next Year: ‘Their Time Has Passed,’ Alderman Says

Aldermen will vote next week on whether to ban horse-drawn carriages from the city as of Jan. 1.

Downtown

Get Scooter Riders Off The Sidewalks And Into The Streets, Aldermen Urge City

City officials said 192 people were injured while riding scooters during last year's pilot program.

Downtown

Lightfoot’s Plan To Expand Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Gets Thumbs Up From Aldermen

The changes to the fund are intended to make it easier for small businesses to apply and use the money.

Downtown

Lightfoot Tightens Rules On Spending TIF Money For Private Developments

The new rules are designed to hold “private recipients of TIF dollars accountable to higher standards during the review and approval process,” the mayor said.

Downtown

City Council’s First 2020 Meeting Will Feature 606 Demolition Ban, Food Truck Changes — But No New Weed Rules

Food trucks will be able to stay in the same spot for four hours under a rule change scheduled for a vote by the City Council Wednesday.

Downtown

6 Months Into Office, Lori Lightfoot’s Pledge To End Aldermanic Prerogative A Work In Progress

“We are still on a point where there is a lot of resistance to change,” Lightfoot said. “But I relish the challenge.”

Downtown

Logan Square’s 100 Percent Affordable Housing Proposal Wins Support From Key City Panel

It was a “very different” tone from the days of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose Planning Commissioner David Reifman “hated this project,” Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said with a laugh.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Tension Bubbles Between Aldermen And Mayor As Critical Budget Votes Loom

Aldermen have begun pushing back, stalling Lori Lightfoot’s first attempt to increase the supply of affordable housing and pressing her appointees on their views of aldermanic power.

Downtown

Don’t Let Chicago Police Help ICE With Deportations, Immigrant Rights Groups Tell Mayor Lightfoot

“We are calling on the mayor to sign this executive order that makes sure our city resources are not being used to tear apart our families," activists said.

Downtown

Chicago Democratic Socialists Celebrate City Council Wins, Plan For Future: ‘I Never Imagined We Would Have 6’

The Daily Line: Five new Democratic Socialists were elected alderman this year, raising DSA's ranks to six at City Hall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Start Saving Money To Prepare For A Strike, CTU Urges Teachers As Leaders Blast First Proposal

The city's contract with the Chicago Teachers Union expires June 30.

Downtown

Woman Who Said She Was Beaten By Cops After Trump Rally Should Get $248K, City Lawyers Recommend

Kathleen Griffin was “peacefully protesting” at the rally with her 13-year-old daughter when police beat her with batons, according to her lawsuit.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘Don’t Keep Playing With My Ward’: Aldermen Clash Over Affordable Housing In Controversial North Side Plan

Ald. Tom Tunney said there should be more affordable units in a project in Ald. Walter Burnett's ward. Burnett told him to mind his own business.

Downtown

Legal Pot, Gambling, Bonds And Law Changes: Rahm Emanuel Makes His Case For Solving Pension Crisis (FULL TEXT)

"These are not things that just make a difference today, or tomorrow, but for generations," Emanuel said.

Downtown