Daniel La Spata
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man, 32, Killed In Sunday Logan Square Shooting
Neighbors said the shots sounded like they came from an automatic weapon.
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.
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.
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.