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As Parking Fight Risks Derailing Lincoln Square Affordable Housing Project, Residents Call For Compromise

The project at Western and Leland has been controversial among neighbors who want affordable housing at a city-owned lot and those who want to preserve public parking in a busy shopping district.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Western And Berteau Intersection Will Be Closed For 2 Weeks Starting Tuesday For Water Main Work

Through traffic and CTA buses are being rerouted at Irving Park Road and Montrose Avenue. 

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lakeview Neighbors Elated After Water Department Announces New Plan To Restore Water Main Without Removing Mature Trees

Instead of digging up and replacing century-old pipes underneath Lakeview's mature trees, the water department will move the water main away from the greenery.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lakeview Neighbors ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Mature Trees Can Be Saved As City Explores Ways To Replace Century-Old Water Main

After outcry from neighbors, the city is exploring whether the Lakeview water main can be relocated so fewer trees will need to be cut down.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

2 Dead After Shooting, Fiery Crash In Ravenswood, Police Say

Two people in a grey SUV were shot near Wilson and Ashland avenues, causing them to lost control of the car and crash, according to authorities.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Can Uptown’s Clark Street Be More Pedestrian- And Business-Friendly? City Study To Explore Options

The Clark Street Crossroads study will seek to enhance the corridor's "mixed-use vitality and walkability," according to the city.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Lakeview Neighbors Rally To Save Mature Trees From Being Chopped For City’s Water Main Replacement Work

About two dozen mature trees in West Lakeview could potentially be removed so the city can replace the underlying water main, but neighbors are fighting to save them from being cut.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago Joe’s Replacement Gets Alderman’s Blessing After Restaurant, Affordable Apartments Added

A developer needed Ald. Matt Martin's support to tear down the closed restaurant on Irving Park Road and build an apartment building.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Road To Be Rebuilt From Chicago River To Ravenswood Avenue Beginning Next Week

The project includes curbs, pedestrian safety measures and resurfacing. It's set to begin as work to replace the 100-year-old Irving Park bridge over the North Branch finishes.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

How Lake View High School Students Are Using $10,000 In City Money To Improve Their Campus

Students worked with Ald. Matt Martin's office to learn about local government and participatory budgeting.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Clark Street, Sheridan Road To Be Resurfaced On Far North Side Starting This Week

Major reconstruction of Clark Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown and Edgewater is scheduled to start Monday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Would You Improve Lincoln Square’s Streets And Brown Line Stop? These Surveys Let You Share Your Thoughts

Two surveys will help determine the future look of the streetscape on the northern half of Lincoln Avenue and the Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Leland Avenue Shared Street Returns This Week To Allow More Space For Pedestrians On Side Streets

The city's Shared Streets program returns this year, once again starting with Leland Avenue between Uptown and Lincoln Square.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

North Center Alderman Nixes Developer’s Plan For Luxury Condos At Chicago Joe’s Property

Neighbors and the alderman rejected the plans due to a lack of commercial space, affordable housing and residential density to support local businesses.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens Promises To Fix Traffic ‘Clusterf–k’, But North Center Neighbors Skeptical Plan Will Work

“It’s like a Portillo’s drive-thru but with armed security guards. It’s bonkers, man,” one neighbor said. Nearby business owners say the constant stream of delivery drivers and trucks is costing them customers.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago Used 60% Of Discretionary COVID-19 Funding From Feds On Police: ‘It’s Immoral,’ Critics Say

The city received $480 million in discretionary spending from the feds under the CARES Act. Of that money, $281.5 million went to the Chicago Police Department.

Citywide

Lakeview Alderman Supports 5-Story Apartment Building At Former Zia’s Site, But Some Neighbors Worry About Traffic

Developers want to knock down the Italian restaurant to build a 48-unit apartment building, but neighbors are worried it will cause traffic congestion.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

5-Story Apartment Building Could Replace Zia’s Lago Vista Restaurant In Lakeview

Developers want to knock down the Italian restaurant and build a five-story apartment building with 48 units.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

New Buildings In High-Income Neighborhoods Would Need 30 Percent Affordable Units Under Aldermen’s Proposal

The proposed overhaul of the city's affordable requirements ordinance would also stop letting developers pay a fee to get out of building on-site affordable units.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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