- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Chicagoans Could Vote On Ward Map For First Time In 30 Years As Alderpeople Send Rival Version To Ballot
Alderpeople who backed a ward map proposed by the City Council's Rules Committee are putting their map on the June 28 primary election ballot, going head to head with the map created by the Latino Caucus.
Voters Should Decide On Chicago’s New Ward Map, Latino Caucus And Independent Group Say As They Join Forces To Push For Referendum
The head of the City Council Black Caucus fired back that the Latino Caucus map proposal would "reduce the gains the Black community has made in Chicago."
Will Nipsey’s Be Shut Down? City Slaps South Side Restaurant With More Citations As Alderman Pushes To Close ‘Nuisance’ Business
Representatives with Nipsey’s Restaurant & Lounge will appear in a disciplinary hearing Feb. 25, but are calling on Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) to help resolve the issue before then.
Alderpeople Emerge From Ward Remap Negotiations Sunday Without A Compromise
The two sides emerged without a compromise, sniping that the other wasn’t open to negotiations. If they can't compromise, Chicagoans will vote on competing proposals in June.
City Council Ends Ward Remap Hearings, But Alderpeople Are No Closer To An Agreement
City Council has until mid-May to work out a compromise, otherwise Chicago voters could be asked to choose the next ward map.
Citing Fighting, Loud Music And Public Urination, Alderman Vows Crackdown On Nipsey’s — And Neighbors Want It Closed
Nipsey’s Restaurant & Lounge in Burnside has only been around one year. Neighbors say problems started almost immediately, while a restaurant leader said the alderman is trying to sabotage the business.
Ward Map Battle Begins Again With New Hearings — Can Alderpeople Reach A Compromise?
The Rules Committee map draws several competitors of aldermen out of their wards. Ald. Michelle Harris said individual aldermen have to defend their maps. "I’ve not said ‘Did you take this church out? Did you put this church in?' ... It’s their map."
City Council’s Black, Latino Caucuses Urged To Compromise As Fight Over New Ward Map Continues
The Latino population has grown in Chicago while the Black population has declined. Latino Caucus members say that means there should be more majority Latino wards — but that shouldn't come at the cost of Black representation, opponents say.
Chicagoans Will Get Another Chance To Weigh In On City Ward Remap This Week
Community organizers have blasted alderpeople for not seeking enough public input to draw the newest ward boundaries. The City Council has until Dec. 1 to approve a new map with enough backers to avoid sending it to voters.
Chatham’s Gift Of Hope To Receive $5 Million Towards Redevelopment After City Council Approval
The money will go towards revamping the organization's Chatham headquarters.
Lightfoot’s Floor Leader Gilbert Villegas Resigns, Ald. Michelle Harris Taking Over Role
Villegas' resignation comes 18 months into Lightfoot's first term. Under a newly created position, Ald. George Cardenas will serve as deputy floor leader.
Old Kenwood Liquors Building On Stony Island For Sale For $5.5 Million
The store at 8810 S. Stony Island Ave. was one of several hit by looters this year, forcing the family-owned business to permanently shut its doors after over 60 years.
Amid Citywide Surge, Carjackings Rattle A Southeast Side Neighborhood: ‘I’m Afraid To Go To The Store’
Residents said they've asked for more officers in the Calumet Heights area as carjackings surge. But local leaders and police haven't been responsive.
New 134-Unit Affordable Senior Living Center Opens In Calumet Heights
Thirty-four of Montclare's one-bedroom units will be subsidized by the Chicago Housing Authority.
Huddle House, A 24-Hour Diner Known For Big Breakfasts, Opening First Chicago Location In Pill Hill
The diner will be just the second full-service dining option in the 8th Ward. It's expected to open in 2021.
Free Masks, Coronavirus Tests Available Friday In Grand Crossing Parking Lot
The mobile testing site at 7522 S. Greenwood Ave. is coordinated by New Life Covenant Church Southeast, Howard Brown Health and Ald. Michelle Harris.
South Side Politicos Team Up For Virtual Events To Boost Dismal Census Numbers
Census data is used to determine how much federal funding a community receives for critical services, and whether that community can be redistricted.
Closed South Shore School Will Become Police Training Center As City Council Approves Controversial Plan
Neighbors said in March they didn’t get a proper chance to vet the city's plan.
‘Filthy’ Dollar Tree At 87th And Stony Island Closed By City Inspectors, Alderman Says
"This store has been a thorn in the community for years," Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) said.
South Shore Neighbors Blindsided As Plan To Turn Closed School Into Police Training Center Is Resurrected
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's team praised the "inclusive and collaborative process" of drafting plans for the old school site, but the last meeting was on a Friday night — and no notice was posted online.