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George Cardenas
George Cardenas

Want Plastic Utensils Or Napkins With Your Takeout? Now You Have To Ask For Them, After City Council Passes Ordinance

In four months, Chicago restaurants will be mostly banned from giving out single-use plastics with meals.


McKinley Park Redevelopment With Affordable Housing Gets Key City OK — But Some Worry About Nearby Asphalt Plant

Developers want to build 120 affordable apartments and office space at a warehouse neighboring the controversial MAT Asphalt plant, which opened with little notice to neighbors in 2018.

McKinley Park

Plan To Relocate Dunkin’ Donuts To ‘Treacherous Corner’ Is Met With Pushback From McKinley Park Alderman, Residents

Ald. George Cardenas said the Zoning Board of Appeals “erroneously” listed the project in the wrong ward and approved a special-use permit. Now, he's vowing to block it until he gets more feedback.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Landlords Would Be Forced To Provide Air Conditioning Under Newly Proposed Ordinance

The measure is part of an effort to keep people safe amid climate change.


‘Catastrophic’ Lakefront Erosion Targeted By Aldermen Who Want More Environmental Action

Aldermen declared a climate emergency in Chicago on Monday, pledging to act to combat the problems leading to lakefront erosion, flooding and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ald. George Cardenas Appears To Narrowly Avoid A Runoff And Win Another Term In 12th Ward

Cardenas got 50.3 percent of the vote.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Vows To Keep Mexican Culture Alive In Pilsen, Little Village With New Affordable Housing Plan

A proposed new pilot program would increase the city’s affordable housing requirement from 10 to 20 percent in the neighborhoods.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Spring Awakening Moving To Douglas Park? Not On My Watch, Frustrated Alderman Says

The EDM festival announced plans to bring 30,000 to 40,000 festival goers to North Lawndale — with no approval from one key alderman.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop