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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.

Citywide

Snowed In? Here’s How To Get Shoveling Help In Chicago

Neighborhood groups and aldermanic offices are pledging to shovel snow for residents in need.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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

Another Large Apartment Complex Proposed Near California Blue Line In Logan Square

Wilmot Construction is trying to get a zoning change to build a five-story, 56-unit complex at 2934-40 W. Medill St., Ald. Daniel La Spata's office announced Friday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Have Food To Donate? Ald. La Spata’s Office Taking Donations For Holiday Dinner Giveaway

Locals can drop off food at the alderman's office through Dec. 19. Organizers are collecting frozen meat, canned vegetables, dinner rolls and more.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Trucks Keep Getting Stuck In 606 Underpass — But Help Is On The Way, Alderman’s Office Says

Ald. Daniel La Spata's 1st Ward office is working with the city on potential fixes, like installing a new sign and improving communication with local trucking companies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Prominent Logan Square Landlord Threatens To Sue City Over Zoning Change And Gets His Way — Again

The move involving the Parson's site in Logan Square raises broader questions about whether threats of lawsuits should dictate if city legislation moves forward, an alderman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After 300-Person Pandemic Party, Proposed Wicker Park Rooftop Bar’s Future Uncertain

“I think there’s been a real loss of good faith here,” a neighborhood leader said Wednesday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plan To Convert Logan Square Church Into Affordable Housing Complex Clears Zoning Hurdle

"We as a congregation have lost our Latinx families who have been displaced ... through the evils of gentrification," the church's reverend said. "Our church council made the decision to sell to someone who would maintain our current affordable housing work."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Overhaul Plan Apparently Dead After Developer Defaults — Now, City Seeks Other Options

A court-appointed receiver has taken over the building from developer Michael Moyer, who had big plans to return the historic Logan Square theater to its former glory.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Humboldt Boulevard In Logan Square

Resident Hayley Krolik spearheaded the event, set for Dec. 5. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Should Booze Ban At Kedzie And Armitage Be Lifted? Aldermen Ask Neighbors To Weigh In As New Liquor Store Eyes Area

The owner of the Subway in the strip mall is looking to open the liquor store at 3129 W. Armitage Ave., next to Z Smoke Shop.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Paseo Podcast Puts Chicago’s Vibrant Puerto Rican Community In The Spotlight — And Listeners Are Loving It

Over the last year, the podcast hosted by Ald. Daniel La Spata's communications director Joshua Smyser-DeLeon has grown in popularity and is now drawing hundreds of downloads each week.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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