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Daniel La Spata

Protected Bike Lanes Coming To Milwaukee Avenue In Logan Square

From the start of construction, the bike lanes will take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting, according to Ald. Daniel La Spata's 1st Ward office.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Milwaukee Avenue Being Closed, Police Increased In Wicker Park After Unrest Downtown

The street closure will begin 6 p.m. Monday between Damen and Ashland avenues, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City Council Extends Demolition Ban Along The 606 For 6 More Months

With the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout, Northwest Side aldermen say they need more time to come up with a long-term plan to curb gentrification-fueled displacement along the trail.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Dangerous Milwaukee Avenue Stretch In Logan Square To Get Protected Bike Lanes, New Crosswalks

The city plans to install the bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue from Western to California this summer.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

What’s CPAC? Here’s What You Need To Know About A Local Push For Civilian Oversight Of Police

Aldermen say recent calls for increased police accountability have made the passage of the CPAC ordinance more pressing.

Downtown

Yes, The 606 Trail Is Still Closed — Even Though The Riverwalk, Navy Pier Are Open

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said he has not received an update from Mayor Lori Lightfoot or the Chicago Park District about when the trail will reopen.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Activists Build Tent City To Show What Could Happen Without Affordable Housing Around Obama Library

Attendees set up tents for an all-day protest at a vacant, city-owned lot. Community leaders from across the city called for affordable housing protections for Woodlawn that go beyond the city's recent proposal.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Neighbors Clean Up Wicker Park, Bucktown Following Looting Of At Least 40 Businesses — Including Family-Owned Shops

"No one was organizing the groups, people felt like they had a duty to the neighborhood and to the businesses," one neighbor said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

New Wicker Park Alderman Works To Undo Rival’s Controversial Final Move In Office

Ald. Daniel La Spata is trying to stop a high-rise project pushed through City Council by former Ald. Joe Moreno during his final meeting after losing re-election.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Developer Wants To Demolish Workers Cottages To Build Condos, But Neighbors Worry It Will Disrupt Rooftop ‘Community’

The West Town workers cottages have structural issues, the developer said. Ald. Daniel La Spata won't say if he'll support the project yet.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Live In The 1st Ward? Here’s How To Get A Free Face Mask From Alderman La Spata

Dozens of aldermen received a donation of 20,000 face masks from local businessman and ex-mayoral candidate Willie Wilson.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Are You A Runner? Here’s How To Jog Responsibly During Coronavirus

"There's a lot of ways to do this that are common sense, require minimal sacrifice and can keep all of us safe," said alderman and avid runner Daniel La Spata.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

New York City Calls Off Construction, But Pritzker Says That’s Unlikely In Illinois

“We can shelter in place for awhile but we need to know when this ends," a Chicago subcontractor said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Dangerous West Town Intersection Where Car Plowed Into Restaurant Will Be Studied By The City

A car careened into Breakfast House last month after a crash at the busy intersection of Grand Avenue and Wood Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ban On Demolitions Along The 606 Was Too Rushed, Some Residents Say

A small group of residents aired their grievances at a Thursday evening community meeting hosted by Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st).

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Neighbors Can Weigh In On Proposed Fry Street Workers Cottage Demolitions

Last winter “took such a toll," it left one of the buildings with 18 burst pipes, the owner of the cottages said. He wants to raze them and put condos in their place.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Invisible Evictions: As Developers Flock To Logan Square And Pilsen, Renters Quietly Forced Out

They didn't miss a rent payment or break the rules, but families in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods are getting the boot as landlords look to cash in — with little notice or recourse.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

West Town Workers Cottages Would Be Torn Down, Replaced With Condo Building Under New Plan

One of the 1920s cottages had 18 busted pipes last winter, owner Mike Skoulsky said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plan To Stall Development Along 606 Trail Wins Lightfoot’s Support Ahead Of Council Vote

Mayor Lori Lightfoot supported a scaled-back version of the plan Tuesday after initially blasting the original proposal as misguided and likely illegal.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hey, 1st Ward Residents: Here’s Your Chance To Tell Ald. La Spata How To Spend Money

Help Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) choose which alleys, sidewalks, traffic signals and street lights get repaired in 2020.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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