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Wicker Park’s Overnight Parking Ban Was Not Enforced Ahead Of Drive-By Shooting — Because Tow Trucks Were Busy Clearing Marathon Route, Police Say

One person was killed and four were wounded in Sunday’s shooting. A weekend overnight parking ban meant to deter partying on Milwaukee Avenue was not enforced “the way it ought to have been,” the alderperson said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Updated Logan Square Development Proposal Calls For Slightly More Affordable Housing And Graffiti Wall

The developer would have wiped out the Project Logan graffiti permission wall in its initial plans. It'll now have a graffiti wall, but it's unclear how big it will be.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

120-Year-Old Warehouse In Logan Square Sees New Life As Food Prop Stylist’s Studio After Alderman Says No To Condos

The adaptive reuse project is an example of how aldermanic prerogative can benefit neighborhoods if used correctly, the new property owner and Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Dangerous Logan Square Intersection Gets Bike Lanes After 2 Cyclists Died There

Some neighbors say they will make the intersection safer, while others worry the "road diet," or reduction in traffic lanes, will lead to more congestion and confusion.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Carjackings Continue in Bucktown And Wicker Park, Police Promise To Do More — But Neighbors Differ On Path Forward

Bucktown, Wicker Park and West Town have seen a surge in carjackings in recent months. “Awareness is no longer a solution to the issue,” one resident said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Logan Square Could Get Huge Grocery Store As Farmer’s Best Market Eyes ‘Black Hole’ On Milwaukee Avenue

The grocery store is planned for the long-vacant CVS site at 2065 N. Milwaukee Ave. Owners hope to open next spring.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bike Lanes, Other Safety Fixes Coming To Logan Square Intersection Where Two Cyclists Were Killed

The plan comes after years of community leaders, neighbors and transportation advocates fighting for improvements to the notoriously dangerous intersection of Western Avenue and Logan Boulevard.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Want a New Bike Lane Or Turn Signal In Wicker Park Or West Town? Tuesday’s The Last Day To Make Your Voice Heard

After collecting ideas all summer, the 1st Ward office will develop project proposals into an eventual community vote.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Need Help With Property Tax Appeals? Get Help At A Wicker Park Workshop

Learn how assessments work and how to file an appeal Aug. 17 at West Town Library.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Overnight Parking Ban In Wicker Park Is Preventing Late-Night Rowdiness, Bar Owners Say

Locals said the area has long been known to be a “free for all” when it comes to alcohol, but things escalated during the pandemic. When people started showing up with guns — and even a goat — they decided to explore the parking ban.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Kevin Clark Killed By Driver At Dangerous Logan Square Intersection, Cyclists Say It Needs To Be Fixed — Now

A transportation advocacy group flagged the intersection as dangerous years ago, but the city hasn't taken steps to make it safer. "How many cyclists need to be killed at that location?"

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Is Back On, Alderman Says, As Developer Steps In To Overhaul Historic Venue

Baum Revision, the developer that restored the Green Exchange and Margies Candies buildings, is "seriously exploring" reviving the Congress, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Wicker Park Leaders Approved A New Western Avenue Condo Building. Months Later, Neighbors Are Still Fighting It

A developer wants to build a 38-unit building on a vacant lot, but neighbors say the project is too big and will result in too much traffic.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Future Of Project Logan Still Uncertain With Graffiti Wall Founders, Developer At Odds

The developer looking to build a 56-unit apartment complex on the land has agreed to incorporate a replacement graffiti wall, but the plan is lacking, Project Logan's founders say.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Private Lot Booting Is Now Banned In The 1st Ward: ‘If Their Business Model Is … To Catch People In A Trap, That’s A Bad Business Model’

Wards across the city are banning companies that boot cars in private lots. Ald. Daniel La Spata said these companies charge people too much for small mistakes and don't actually help small businesses.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Condo Complex, Three-Flats: Weigh In On Small Logan Square Projects At Community Meetings

If approved, the condos would replace an existing one-story office building at 2619 W. Armitage Ave.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Man, 32, Killed In Sunday Logan Square Shooting

Neighbors said the shots sounded like they came from an automatic weapon.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Developer Will Pitch Plan To Build 56-Unit Apartment Complex On Project Logan Site In April

The project would be the latest upscale apartment tower to rise near the California Blue Line station. The 1st Ward office is hosting a community meeting on the proposal next month.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Here’s How 1st Ward Seniors Can Get A Coronavirus Vaccine

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) partnered with Oak Street Health to coordinate 100 weekly vaccination appointments for older people.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Used 60% Of Discretionary COVID-19 Funding From Feds On Police: ‘It’s Immoral,’ Critics Say

The city received $480 million in discretionary spending from the feds under the CARES Act. Of that money, $281.5 million went to the Chicago Police Department.

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