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, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Alderman’s Push To Expand Private Lot Booting Gets The Boot
Ald. Ariel Reboyras said he introduced the ordinance after former Ald. Joe Moore —now a lobbyist for a private booting company — asked him to.
Project Logan Apartment Plan Gets Alderman’s Support, Over The Objection Of Some Neighbors
The planned five-story, 56-unit apartment building on Medill Street has Ald. Daniel La Spata's blessing since its developer agreed to the minimum number of affordable units and the preservation of the Project Logan graffiti wall.
Congress Theater Developer Should Make A ‘Good Jobs Commitment’ Before Getting City Help To Fund Overhaul, Union Says
Workers with UNITE HERE Local 1 are urging neighbors to oppose the project's $20 million city subsidy if the developer won't commit to offering good-paying jobs to theater workers. Baum Revision says it's listening.
A 75-Year Logan Square Shop Could Close Because Bike Lanes Hurt Its Business, Owner Says
Gillman Ace Hardware is facing closure after 75 years in Logan Square because it lost parking — and, with it, customers — to protected bike lanes, its owner said. But crashes with bicyclists have fallen since the lanes were installed.
West Town Home Could Be Demolished After Key City Committee Overrules Alderperson
Ald. Daniel La Spata sought to block the demolition, but a City Council committee sided with the family who is trying to sell the house they've owned for more than five decades.
Former Substance Abuse Recovery Center In Logan Square Could Become 38-Unit Apartment Building
It's the second development proposal for the former Adult & Teen Challenge site in recent years. Developers tried to redevelop the site into 44 apartments in 2018, but those plans fell through.
Congress Theater Redevelopment Moves A Step Closer To Getting $20 Million Boost From City
Local developer Baum Revision is pursuing a $70.4 million restoration of the historic theater and the surrounding apartments and retail, but it needs significant financial support to make the project a reality.
Congress Theater Redevelopment Moving Forward —And The City May Kick In $20 Million To Make It A Reality
The plans call for a full restoration of the 2,900-seat music venue, apartments, retail and restaurant space along Milwaukee Avenue and Rockwell Street, and affordable offices and work space on the second and third floors.
After Second Shooting Outside The Point, Wicker Park Business Owners Push For Greater Police Presence Along Milwaukee Avenue
The Point bar and music venue remains closed after police labeled it a "public safety threat" last week. The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber's board of directors has requested its business license be revoked.
5-Story Residential Buildings Pitched For Logan Square’s Credit Union 1 Site
Plans call for 27 residential units, ground-floor retail and 27 parking spots. The buildings would replace the Credit Union 1 and parking lot at Fullerton and Washtenaw avenues.
Wicker Park Bar Owner Says City Violence, Not Late-Night Hours, To Blame After Another Shooting At The Point
A 29-year-old man who did not appear to be intended victim was seriously wounded in the shooting at The Point early Sunday. It's the second shooting to hit the late-night bar in five months.
Wood Street Could Become One-Way With Protected Bike Lanes Under Alderman’s Plan — But Some Residents Say They Weren’t Consulted
The plan — supported by 67 people in the ward through Ald. Daniel La Spata's participatory budgeting process — would turn a 1-mile stretch of Wood Street into a northbound one-way to accommodate protected bike lanes.
After Wicker Park’s Milwaukee Avenue Became ‘The Hottest Club In Chicago,’ City Council Bans Overnight Parking To Curb Partying
The ban was temporarily put in place in 2021 after business owners said late-night partying was leading to rowdiness and crime. Parking is now banned 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Thursday-Sunday in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of North Milwaukee Avenue.
Facing Rise In Crime, Victims And Leaders In Logan Square, Humboldt Park Say Systemic Fixes Needed — Not More Police
Neighborhoods across the city have recorded big increases in homicides and carjackings since the start of the pandemic. Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Avondale, the city’s gentrification hot spots, have not been spared.
Wood Street Bike Lanes, Other Neighborhood Upgrades Planned For Wicker Park Area After Approval By Residents
The projects, which include a protected bike lane on a section of Wood Street, were proposed by residents during the 1st Ward's participatory budgeting process.
Carjacking, Robbery Victims In Wicker Park Area Say City Needs To Do More To Keep Them Safe — And In The Loop
Carjackings and robberies are up significantly in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town. "Whether it's the Mayor's Office, the prosecutor's office or the Police Department, I just wish they would work better together," one victim said.
Public Restrooms Are Hard To Find In Chicago. Some Alderpeople Want To Change That With Pilot Program
"There is not a Chicagoan out there who hasn't had occasion where they were in a really difficult spot with the most basic need that all of us have," said Ald. Daniel La Spata, a co-sponsor of the plan.
Critics Of Project Logan Apartments Grill Alderman About Campaign Donations From Developer
Ald. Daniel La Spata said he'd refund contributions the developer made "to make sure there is no sense of impropriety" as the 56-unit apartment complex moves through the zoning process.
1st Ward Residents Can Vote On How To Spend $1 Million For Neighborhood Improvements
The proposed projects range from funding bike lanes to pedestrian safety measures and murals. Residents can vote on their favorites through early December.
After Baseball-Bat Attack, Gunfire Outside Wicker Park Elementary, Neighbors Say School Traffic Leads To Fights: ‘It’s Total Disorganized Chaos’
Officials don't know if traffic backups led to the gunfire outside Jose de Diego Community Academy, but some neighbors say the school needs to fix the increasingly tense pickups and drop-offs.