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Maria Hadden
Maria Hadden

City Council Delays Vote On Controversial Push To Expand Private Lot Booting

Private lot booting is legal in some wards, but some aldermen want it permitted citywide. Critics call the practice predatory while defenders say it's better than getting towed.

Citywide

As Touhy Park’s Tent City Swells, Park District Closes Its Field House And Moves Programs

A tent encampment that has resided in Touhy Park since summer 2021 has led to debates about how to best help its residents while keeping the park available.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Person Held In Rogers Park Shooting Of 5-Year-Old, Alderman Says, As Neighbors Pray For Critically Wounded Boy

Devin McGregor, 5, was shot in his head while riding in a car with his parents Sunday in Rogers Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

5-Year-Old Boy Shot In Head In Rogers Park While Driving With Father

The boy was in a car with his father, who was the target of the shooting, the alderperson said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Metra Station In Line For Much-Needed Renovation, But Neighbors Ask Rail Service For Better Station Maintenance

The Metra stop has not seen renovations since the early '90s and has fallen into disrepair, neighbors said at a community meeting.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Loyola University Might Turn Part Of Closed St. Ignatius Church Campus Into Dorms, But Neighbors Are Wary 

Neighbors attended a meeting to discuss potential reuses of the recently closed St. Ignatius, which could include turning it into a resource center or housing for Loyola students.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Homeless Shelter Proposal Wins Hadden’s Approval After ‘Drop-In Center’ Plan Scrapped

North Side Housing's plans for a 72-bed shelter has been the subject of intense neighborhood debate and an "intentional misinformation campaign," Ald. Maria Hadden said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s How You Can Donate School Supplies To CPS Students

Neighbors are encouraged to drop off or send backpacks to one of several sites on the North Side.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Do People Outside The LGBTQ+ Community Got Skin?’: Experts Fight Monkeypox Stigma

More than 100 people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in Chicago. Howard Brown Health experts are encouraging people to learn how it spreads to prevent more infections.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Homeless Shelter, Now Operating In Motel, Hopes To Open Men’s Shelter On Clark Street

North Side Housing and Supportive Services has run a men's shelter since 1984, most recently in a Rogers Park motel. It is looking to establish a 72-bed shelter in the neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After 3 Seniors Die During May Heat Wave, City Council Passes New Cooling Rules

City Council passed Ald. Maria Hadden's rule change that requires cooling systems in senior buildings and requires some buildings to set up cooling centers during warm spells.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Dispensary Not Coming To Former Leona’s After Hadden Asks Pot Shop To Look Elsewhere In Rogers Park

Verano Holdings sought to move its Rogers Park dispensary from a side street to a prominent former restaurant, but Ald. Maria Hadden said there are better uses of the Sheridan Road property.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New State Law Mandates Life Rings Along Lake Michigan After Years Of Advocacy From Rogers Park Neighbors

The law comes after Rogers Park neighbors squared off with Chicago Park District on life ring policy along the lakefront following a 19-year-old's drowning death.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City’s Minimum Heating And Cooling Laws Could Change After 3 Die In Rogers Park Senior Building During Heat Wave

Ald. Maria Hadden's proposed law change would require air conditioning in all senior living buildings and lower the air conditioning trigger temperature from 100 degrees to 84 degrees.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge Local Seeks To Revive ‘My Place,’ Beloved Dive Bar That Closed After 46 Years

A West Ridge restaurateur and his cousin need a liquor moratorium on Touhy Avenue overturned so they can reopen the bar.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After 3 Die At Rogers Park Senior Building That Didn’t Turn On Its Air Conditioning, Alderwoman Calls For Investigation

Ald. Maria Hadden said residents of the James Sneider Apartments complained of heat days before three women were found dead in the high-rise.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Development Scrapped After Developer, Alderwoman Can’t Agree On Plan To Coexist With Hare Krishna Temple Next Door

A developer sought to add 13 units to a vacant seven-story Rogers Park building that's next to the temple. The developer will rehab the existing building and won't add the additional units.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Shelter Operating In 100-Year-Old Auto Garage Gets Federal Funds For Much-Needed Renovation

Rep. Jan Schakowsky secured the federal funds for New Life Interim Shelter to propel the organization's first major renovation in 30 years. "I know they'll put this money to good use," Schakowsky said. "They do so much for the community."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Want To Improve Rogers Park? Nonprofits Can Apply For Up To $50K Grants From 49th Ward

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

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Neighbors Say Landlord’s Renovation Created Unlivable Conditions In Subsidized Apartments: ‘I Came Home To A Nightmare’

Ald. Maria Hadden said landlord Related Midwest shouldn't receive public funds if it cannot fix problems at the Rogers Park complex.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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