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James Cappleman

Ald. James Cappleman Won’t Seek Re-Election After Three Terms Serving Uptown Area

In an email touting his accomplishments since taking office in 2011, Cappleman said it's with "mixed emotions" he is announcing his retirement.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Marianne Lalonde Running Again For 46th Ward Office After Nearly Unseating Cappleman Last Election

Lalonde, an environmental research scientist, challenged Ald. James Cappleman in 2019 and lost by just 25 votes.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Tent Camp Moved So City Can Repair Viaduct After Fires, But Residents Say ‘We’re Going Back’

Tent city residents willingly relocated to nearby parkland and have been told they can return to the viaducts once work is finished, officials and residents said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Senior Living High-Rise, Redeveloped College Campus Get OK From Cappleman’s Zoning Board

The development would rehab a historical school campus in Uptown, but some neighbors are not sold on the planned senior living tower that would rise from a parking lot.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Another Fire In Uptown Tent City Destroys 3 Tents, Though Residents Vow To Remain

Residents of the encampments under DuSable Lake Shore Drive viaducts in Uptown said they're not to blame for recent fires that have caused Ald. James Cappleman (46th) to seek the camp's relocation.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Closed Uptown Bank Could Become 5-Story Residential Building, Adding More Homes To Clark Street

The project proposed for the Byline Bank building, which closed in 2020, would include 38 residential units, ground-floor retail and bike and car parking spaces.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Propane Tank Explosions, Cappleman Pushes To Clear Uptown Tent Cities — But City Says No

Ald. James Cappleman wants to move residents our of viaducts and to open park space. Instead, the city will form a task force to look into safety issues around homeless encampments.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Neighbors Ask Weiss Hospital’s New Owner To Help Stop Luxury Apartments — But Executives Say It’s Out Of Their Hands

"We cannot tell people what to do with their property. We don't have any control over the parking lot," a hospital official said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Groups Working To Help Uptown Homeless Can Apply For Up To $50,000 In Grants

The money is part of a city initiative giving all Chicago ward offices $100,000 for grants to groups working in the communities.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Weiss Hospital To Be Sold To Michigan Firm, Its Second Owner In 3 Years

Pipeline Health is selling Weiss and West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park for $92 million. "We have been struggling to make these hospitals successful," a Pipeline executive said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Pedestrian Tunnel Under DuSable Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Closure Due To Crumbling Concrete

The Buena Avenue underpass was determined to be structurally sound after city officials close it for repairs late last month.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Pedestrian Tunnel Under DuSable Lake Shore Drive Closed After Concrete Crumbles

Crews are assessing the damage to the pedestrian underpass to see how long it will need to be closed, officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shootings Drop, But Carjackings, Robberies Jump On Far North Side

The local statistics mirror citywide trends in escalating crime during the pandemic. In an effort to halt the trend, local alderpeople are opening new offices, partnering with anti-violence groups and asking the city for more police.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Clark Street Getting Major Overhaul As 4 Developments Bring 100+ Residential Units To Area

The developments will transform what is a sleepy stretch of single-story retail buildings on Clark between Sunnyside and Wilson avenues.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Affordable Housing Developments For Women Who Are Homeless, Low-Income Seniors Get City Approval

Separate housing developments for women facing homelessness and an affordable senior apartment building in Uptown were given the OK from a city commission.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Weiss Hospital Development Is Moving Forward — But Neighbors Worried About Gentrification Are Continuing To Push Back

Critics say the plan to convert the hospital parking lot into apartments will push low-income residents out of Uptown. "We need affordable housing, not luxury housing," one neighbor said at a recent meeting.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Brenneman School Gets New Playground To Replace One From 1960s: ‘It Really Means A Lot To Us’

The playground was requested by Brenneman's new leaders, who got the playground built in mere months.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

2 Apartment Buildings Proposed For Happy Wash Retail Strip On Uptown’s Wilson Avenue

Developers Ayman Khalil and Kareem Musawwir are asking to build to the property line, without a rear or front property-line setback, drawing criticism from neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After 3rd Time Being Attacked, Cappleman Defends Street Interventions But Says He Will ‘Be More Careful When I Work’

Some constituents have criticized Cappleman's tactics, with one Uptown group calling it "terrifying and inappropriate."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Ald. James Cappleman Put In Chokehold, Beaten With Table After Confronting Men He Says Were Drinking On Uptown Corner

"I know the individual who assaulted me," Cappleman said. The attack happened after the alderman tried to remove a small table from the corner. One of the men said the table belonged to them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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