- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Englewood, Chatham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
- 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
Aldermen Who Rep Obama Center Neighborhoods Sit Out Press Conference, Say Mayor Must Ensure South Siders Get Construction Jobs
The mayor and governor didn't discuss how they'd employ local residents for the infrastructure projects ahead of the center's groundbreaking. "So why am I there?” Ald. Jeanette Taylor asked.
Obama Center Site Work Begins As City Preps For Official Groundbreaking Later This Year
The work is starting five years after President Obama chose the Jackson Park site. "There has truly never been a better time to invest in our South Side," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Riverwalk Vendors Begin Reopening Friday, Starting With Beat Kitchen And City Winery
The Riverwalk will be fully operational by the end of May.
New Zoning Rules Would Open The Door For Residential Development In Long Off-Limits Stretch Of Fulton Market
The alderman has long eschewed residential development north of Lake Street, but a new measure could lift the de facto ban for a small portion of Fulton Market.
Lori Lightfoot Promised Chicago’s Violence Reduction Committee Would Be Transparent. Its One Meeting So Far Was Closed to the Public
Some anti-violence groups were surprised to learn the task force had met at all. Others want to know why the committee doesn’t include more grassroots programs and community members.
After Year Of Pandemic, West Side Health Collaborative Credits ‘Power Of Partnership’ To Battle Health Disparities
West Side United, led by a partnership of six hospitals, is working to close the life expectancy gap between Black and white Chicagoans. But when COVID hit, it pivoted to tackle those unique challenges, too.
Lightfoot Unveils Plan To Boost Affordable Housing In New Developments, But Some Aldermen Want Stronger Measures
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan would require 20 percent affordable units in some new developments, but a competing plan backed by aldermen seeks a minimum affordable requirement of 30 percent.
A West Side Landmark Will Be Redeveloped Into A Museum, Cafe And Business Incubator
The city chose the project to give new life to Austin's Laramie State Bank as part of the INVEST South/West initiative. Plans also call for housing to be built nearby.
Discover Customer Center Coming To Chatham, Taking Over Former Target Site
City officials said the call center at 8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave. will create 1,000 jobs.
‘What’s Said Here, Stays Here.’ Work Of The Committee That Identified 41 Public Monuments For Possible Removal Remains Opaque
A committee formed by Lightfoot concluded statues of Columbus, Washington, Lincoln and others should be reviewed, but City Hall isn’t releasing many details about how those decisions came to be because it says the committee isn’t a public body.
Indoor Dining Expanded To 50 Percent In Chicago As Reported Coronavirus Cases Drop
Bars and restaurants can now stay open until 1 a.m. and packaged alcohol can be sold until 11 p.m.
With 37,000 Students Returning To Class Monday For CPS, Anxious Excitement Abounds
"For the first time, they were hustling me to get out of the house in time to get to school today," one father said.
Chicago Promised Police Torture Survivors A Memorial. Nearly 6 Years Later, They’re Still Waiting For Funding
Though the memorial was approved in 2015, former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration failed to allocate funding before he left office in 2019. Now, organizers are working with the Lightfoot administration to fulfill this promise.
Developers Could Pay A $15,000 Fee To Tear Down Homes In Pilsen And Along The 606
The proposal is the latest effort by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and aldermen to slow displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.
Mayor’s ‘You Gotta Be F–king Kidding Me’ Hot Mic Moment Was Not Directed At Council Members, Alderman Says
"She texted me and said she was talking about something brought to her by her staff," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez said following the mayor's gaffe.
Anjanette Young Sues City, Cops Over Humiliating Wrongful Raid, Alleging Police Began An Immediate Coverup
Though some have asked Young whether recounting the graphic details of the raid adds to her trauma, she said she won't be silent. “I will tell it again today. I will tell it again tomorrow. I will tell it again until no other woman in the city of Chicago is ever treated that way again."
Lightfoot Defends Spending $281 Million Of Coronavirus Funding From Feds On Police, Says Criticism Is ‘Just Dumb’
Lightfoot did not say why the city needed to spend more than $280 million on law enforcement as part of its response to the pandemic.
Lightfoot Says Raising Bridges This Summer Was ‘Right Decision’ — And Doesn’t Rule Out Doing It Again
"If there is a need, and that need is justified, I'm not going to hesitate to use any tool that is necessary to keep our residents and our businesses safe," Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot Backs Police Chief ‘1000%’ After Scathing Watchdog Report Found Cops Botched Response To Summer Unrest
Some Chicagoans said Supt. David Brown should resign over how the Police Department handled unrest this summer, but Lightfoot said the department learned from these "challenges" and he has her full confidence.
Chicago Has A Deal With Teachers. How Long Can The Peace Last?
One week after Chicago struck a fragile peace with its teachers union, fault lines have emerged over who gets to work from home, for how long, and why.