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As Lightfoot Bargains To Pass Budget, Black Caucus Wants Cash-For-Poor Pilot Money Spent To Combat Violence Instead

Meanwhile, progressives are pushing the city to invest $10 million in mental health clinics — and they've got the support of a slim City Council majority.

Citywide

Proposed Grocery Store Could Boost Howard Street In Rogers Park, But Some Bristle At Liquor Sales

A 4,000-square-foot grocery store could come to a vacant Howard Street building, but the owner wants to overturn a liquor sales moratorium for the area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Aldermen Are Not Subject To City Worker Vaccine Mandate — And Some Are Skipping The Shots

As unvaccinated aldermen fight the city worker vaccine mandate, other elected officials are frustrated by a lack of remote meeting options.

Citywide

Heartland Cafe Site Being Turned Into Apartments As Developer Breaks Ground After COVID-19 Delays

Work is finally starting on a developer's plan to turn the former Heartland Cafe site into a 30-unit apartment building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Park District Adds Life Rings To Dangerous Rogers Park Pier After Weeks Of Controversy Over Lakefront Safety

The Chicago Park District installed two life rings at Tobey Prinz Beach Park a week after removing neighbor-installed flotation devices.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Park District Will Install Life Rings, Close Off ‘Higher-Risk’ Lakefront Areas After Public Outcry Over Drownings

Park District officials say new precautions will be in place by the next beach season.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Six Corners Sears Project Nears City Council Approval After Surviving Affordable Housing Debate

The project has been praised for its potential to revive the once-thriving retail district, but the lack of affordable units has drawn criticism.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

‘Dangerous’ Rogers Park Pier Gets New Warning Signs, But A Second Life Ring Is Removed

Following neighbor complaints, park-sanctioned signs have been installed at the base of the pier near the beach and at the lighthouse at Tobey Prinz Beach Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Dozens Of Chicagoans Have Been Attacked By A Serial Egg Thrower. The Victims Made A Facebook Group To Fight Back

Chicago Egg Hunters is a 735-member Facebook group with dozens of members who have reported being hit with eggs by someone who is usually in a white truck.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After A 19-Year-Old Drowned Near Rogers Park Beach, A Neighbor Installed A Life Ring. The Park District Removed It

Rogers Park neighbors have been calling on the Park District to install life rings at beaches for years to no avail. "Here we are, another summer and more drowning victims."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Aldermen Push For City Mask Mandate As COVID Cases Climb

"I think if, and when, we see numbers move into the high-risk territory, we may move to put a mandate in place,” Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

Citywide

Chicago Alfresco Program Nears Debut — But In Rogers Park, The Plans Face Backlash

The city awarded $2.3 million in grants for outdoor spaces for diners, shoppers and visitors, but some communities have been delayed in getting them off the ground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Push To Ban No-Knock Search Warrants, Pointing Guns At Kids During Raids Debated By Chicago Police Officials, Aldermen

One proposal would eliminate no-knock warrants and require police officers to wait at least 30 seconds after knocking and announcing themselves before entering a home to execute a search warrant.

Citywide

How Can A Rogers Park Street Be Safer For Cyclists, Pedestrians? Make It One-Way, Neighbors Say

Parts of Glenwood Avenue have been improved in recent years, but the stretch north of Devon Avenue is crammed, leading to crashes and near-misses.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Lake Michigan Recedes, Howard Beach Playground Getting Reinstalled After It Was Threatened By Erosion

A rising Lake Michigan had caused the loss of Howard Beach and the temporary removal of its playground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Benedictine Sisters Get City’s OK To Build Senior Housing Complex On West Ridge Campus

The senior apartments would help Benedictine Sisters stay on their century-old campus and help bring needed senior housing to the area, the order said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Benedictine Sisters Await City Council Vote To Add Senior Living Center To West Ridge Campus

The senior apartments would help Benedictine Sisters stay on their century-old campus and help bring needed senior housing to the area, the order said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Benedictine Sisters Get Initial Approval To Build Senior Living Center On West Ridge Campus

The on-site apartments for older people will help house Benedictine's aging nuns and scale down the overall campus, officials say.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park’s Paulina Street Gets Massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural, New Shared Street Designation

Rogers Park's Paulina Street is the fourth place to get a "shared street" designation this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Pride North Organizers Illegally Charged $20 Cover, Fest Goers Say: Pride Is ‘Supposed To Be Inclusive’

Pride North organizers flouted city rules by charging $20 at the door on Sunday and restricting pedestrian access to Glenwood Avenue, Ald. Maria Hadden said. She said its permit will face further scrutiny next year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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