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List To Replace Lincoln Park Ald. Michele Smith Includes Powerful Zoning Board Chairman

Mayor Lori Lightfoot now has to appoint a new 43rd Ward alderperson. See the list of 17 applicants here.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Here’s How Mayor Lightfoot Will Pick The New 43rd Ward Alderperson For Lincoln Park

The 43rd Ward covers most of Lincoln Park and includes portions of other Near North Side communities.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Ald. Michele Smith Resigning In August After 11 Years Representing Lincoln Park

Smith has been alderperson for 11 years, but she said she has "deepening responsibilities towards family and friends" and must step down. Mayor Lightfoot will be able to appoint a replacement.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

After Shooting At North Avenue Beach Party, Alderperson Suggests Adding Metal Detectors, Private Security To Area

Another party at the Lincoln Park beach left one man critically wounded. Officers were injured while trying to stop a fight during another incident at the party.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Organizers Of Huge North Avenue Beach Party Should Be Sued, Lincoln Park Alderman Says

The unpermitted party attracted about 400 young people to the beach, where they were encouraged to bring their own drugs and alcohol, Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) said.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lakeview, Lincoln Park Neighbors Fear For Safety After Spike In Armed Robberies, Carjackings

With big increases in armed robberies and carjackings, some neighbors say they're traveling in groups, hosting community walks and adding more lighting and cameras to make the area safer.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

In Lakeview, Carjackings And Robberies Are On The Rise — And Neighbors Say They ‘Don’t Feel Safe’

Lincoln Park has seen an increase in carjackings, too. On Friday, several people were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents and an elderly couple was carjacked in the neighborhoods.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Controversial Plan To Convert Historical Old Town Stable Into Stores And Apartments Approved By City Council

Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) said the plan was the result of a compromise with developers that included smaller addition to the historic garage. But some neighbors argued the plan should never have been approved in the first place.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

After A Teenager Was Shot Near Oz Park, Neighbors Call For More Security Cameras, Foot Patrols

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged in connection to the shooting, but neighbors say they need more security cameras and cooperation with police to make the Oz Park area safer.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Plan To Crack Down On Home Museums Scrapped After Fierce Opposition From Artists, Historians

Ald. Sophia King said there was a "highly coordinated campaign” against the ordinance, and she criticized Ald. Michele Smith and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their opposition to it.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Police Install More License Plate Readers On Lake Shore Drive To Slow ‘Out-Of-Control’ Carjacking Surge

Carjackings in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park area have more than doubled in the last year, and police are increasingly using cameras to track people using expressways to flee scenes.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lakeview, Lincoln Park Aldermen To Host Carjacking Forum Amid Citywide Surge

The virtual forum is schedule for Feb. 2. Alds. Michele Smith (43rd) and Tom Tunney (44th) will be present with police and prosecutors.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

City Council Approves Plan To Convert Part Of Lincoln Park’s Second Church Of Christ Scientist Into Apartments

The development will downsize the church, retaining the front foyer as a worship space while building a seven-story apartment complex at the rear of the property.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Second Church Of Christ Scientist’s Conversion To Apartments Gets Key Approval Despite Neighbor Opposition

The facade of the 120-year-old church at 2700 N. Pine Grove Ave. in Lincoln Park would be preserved as part of the project.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago History Museum Unveils Final Plans For Plaza Renovation, History Trail Construction

The Chicago History Museum's $10 million park beautification project could be finished by October.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lincoln Park, Lakeview Neighbors Uneasy As Carjackings Soar: ‘This Left A Bitter Taste In My Mouth’

Carjackings are up citywide, but especially in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview area, which has seen carjackings double since last year.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lincoln Park Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking Again As Young People Socialize, Travel, Officials Say

Ald. Michele Smith said people aren't complying with mask-wearing guidance, and the city needs a way to enforce it.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Neighbors Fuming After Historic Old Town Stable Loses Landmark Status, Will Become Modern Condos

The building was built in 1883 as a horse stable and designated “contributing” to the neighborhood’s Historic Landmark District status in 1984. It lost its status Thursday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Francis Parker School Says It Won’t Buy More Neighborhood Property — For Now

Representatives from the private school said they have no immediate plans to buy more property, but they will hold onto their units in another condo building for "long-term planning."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Council Tensions Linger Over Lightfoot’s Ongoing Battle Against ‘Aldermanic Prerogative’

Although some aldermen say little has changed since Lightfoot sought to limit aldermanic veto power, others are pushing back. “Unfortunately what we’ve seen so far is much worse: mayoral prerogative," one alderman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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