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Maurice Cox
Maurice Cox

Some Auburn Gresham Residents Say They Don’t Want City-Backed Affordable Housing On 79th Street

Residents called for more commercial-focused development and better communication from city officials.

Englewood, Chatham

Century-Old Englewood Firehouse Will Be Redeveloped Into Culinary Center, Business Hub For The Community

City officials chose the project to kick off the second phase of the ambitious Englewood Square development, which is anchored by a Whole Foods Market.

Englewood, Chatham

Disinvested: How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble

A half-century after Chicago’s uprisings in 1968, a once-thriving retail strip in East Garfield Park still suffers from broken promises, bad policy and neglect.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldermen Slam City’s Planning Chief, Accuse Him Of Bypassing Them In Key Ward Projects: ‘You’ve Got To Do A Better Job’

One alderman graded Commissioner Maurice Cox's department with a “resounding D or F.” Cox took over the role last year.

Citywide

City Moves To Landmark Pilsen’s Beloved St. Adalbert Church After Years Of Activism

The preliminary recommendation could be considered by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in the spring, a spokesman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Neighbors Ask City: Why Force A Landmark District We Don’t Want But Refuse To Save A Beloved Church?

Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox said the church was not in any “immediate threat” of being demolished — but smaller buildings in Pilsen are.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Alderman Blasts City For Pushing Landmark District Residents Don’t Want As Officials Float A Smaller Plan

City officials attempted to allay fears around their plan to landmark 900 Pilsen properties to no avail. They also floated a smaller plan which would see 465 properties landmarked.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Approved By Key Committee

Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Lightfoot’s Plan To Expand Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Gets Thumbs Up From Aldermen

The changes to the fund are intended to make it easier for small businesses to apply and use the money.

Downtown

Revamped Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Accepting Applications With A Priority On South And West Sides

Improvements allow the grant to cover up to 100 percent of project costs for locally-owned businesses that hire from the neighborhood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Bridgeport’s Ramova Theatre Gets City Funding Help — And A Look Inside Shows How Much Work Lies Ahead

As developers clear their first hurdle on the $23 million project, Block Club Chicago got a look inside the dilapidated theater.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park