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Scott Waguespack
Scott Waguespack

City Council To Vote On Tax Increase, Pollution Fines And Borrowing Plan As Part Of 2022 Budget

If approved by the City Council next week, Chicagoans can expect to see higher property tax bills tied to the rise in inflation.

Citywide

As Carjackings Continue in Bucktown And Wicker Park, Police Promise To Do More — But Neighbors Differ On Path Forward

Bucktown, Wicker Park and West Town have seen a surge in carjackings in recent months. “Awareness is no longer a solution to the issue,” one resident said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bucktown Drivers, Be Alert: You Now Have To Drive On The Other Side Of Armitage During Construction

The street is still open for eastbound traffic between Western Avenue and the expressway. The water main replacement is expected to be completed by late fall.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Narrowed Plasticware Crackdown Set For Hearing As Tougher Version Remains On Shelf

Restaurants would be banned in most cases from sending customers home with unsolicited plasticware or condiment packets under an ordinance set to be considered Monday. But some say the measure doesn't go far enough.

Citywide

Ald. Jim Gardiner Apologizes To Fellow Alderman He Called A ‘B-tch’ In Leaked Texts

Ald. Jim Gardiner called aldermen Tom Tunney and Scott Waguespack to apologize, but he texted Waguespack's chief of staff, who he'd called a "b-tch."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Calls Constituent And Fellow Alderman A ‘B-tch,’ Rips His Critics In Leaked Text Messages

The profanity-laced texts show the alderman ripping people who dared to challenge him — including an alderman and a female chief of staff who he deemed an alderman's "b-tch."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Shared Streets Come To Logan And Kedzie Boulevards, Drawing Mixed Reviews From Neighbors

Some say they're unnecessary and unsightly, while others say they're bringing much-needed safety upgrades to the busy roads.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square’s ‘Corner Farm’ Community Garden Could Be Razed For Condos — But Neighbors Are Scrambling To Save It

The Corner Farm, which has become a vibrant community hub over the past decade, could soon be uprooted for the kind of development people have come to associate with gentrification in Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Should Booze Ban At Kedzie And Armitage Be Lifted? Aldermen Ask Neighbors To Weigh In As New Liquor Store Eyes Area

The owner of the Subway in the strip mall is looking to open the liquor store at 3129 W. Armitage Ave., next to Z Smoke Shop.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Police Searching For Arsonist In Wicker Park And Bucktown

Police received reports of five intentionally-set fires between 9:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in Wicker Park and Bucktown.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Activists Push City To Close General Iron During Pandemic: City ‘Signaling It Will Not Stand In General Iron’s Way’

After a local alderman said General Iron's reopening is "highly probable," activists from Clean the North Branch renewed their calls for the city to shut down the Lincoln Park scrapyard.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Night Ministry Moving Medical Team To Bucktown, But ‘The Crib’ Will Remain In Lakeview During Pandemic

Demand for the Crib and the Night Ministry's medical services have increased during the coronavirus crisis.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Could Lose 1,500 Restaurants Permanently If Help Does Not Come To Struggling Independent Eateries

As of Tuesday, about half of Chicago’s 7,500 restaurants were completely closed while about 50 percent were still operating, paying their staff to cook and deliver food to customers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plan For Riverfront Driving Range In Former Vienna Beef Lot Clears Another City Hurdle

In addition to a 102-bay climate-controlled driving range, restaurant and bar, the project will develop a public riverwalk.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plan For Riverfront Driving Range In Former Vienna Beef Lot Approved By Key City Committee

In addition to a 102-bay climate-controlled driving range, restaurant and bar, the project will develop a public riverwalk.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plan To Turn North Branch Bend Into A Driving Range, Riverwalk Questioned By Neighbors

Neighbors are worried about noise, light and birds getting caught in the huge driving range net.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Plan To Turn Old Vienna Beef Factory Into Driving Range And Restaurant Considered By Bucktown Neighbors

Currently, Drive Shack has locations in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Crib Expected To Open New Bucktown Shelter For LGBTQ Youth In March 2020

Construction has begun on the shelter for youth experiencing homelessness, which divided neighbors earlier this year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Seeking Relief From Your Property Tax Bill? Meet With Ald. Hopkins, Assessor Kaegi Monday

The deadline to appeal your property tax bill is July 26.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Ultimate Outsider’ Scott Waguespack Has Big Plans To Reform Ed Burke’s Finance Committee Fiefdom

"This was a broad scope, far-scale system that had been in place for far too long. We're going to change that."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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