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Ald. Tom Tunney Fined $2,000 For Serving Diners Inside Lakeview’s Ann Sather In December

The alderman, who has owned Ann Sather since 2003, could have faced a fine up to $10,500 for illegally opening his restaurant to diners despite a state ban.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

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

$100 Million Project Near 43rd Street Green Line Stop Gets Key City Approval

The $250 million Big Deahl project, a fourth location of Small Cheval and a plan to landmark Emmett Till's former home were also approved by the zoning committee.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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 Cites Chicago Alderman For Secretly Allowing Indoor Dining At Ann Sather

It's not certain yet what fine, if any, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) will have to pay for illegally allowing dining at his Ann Sather restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Chicago Alderman’s Restaurant Caught Defying Indoor Dining Ban: ‘Someone Ratted Us Out,’ Employee Says

Despite state and city mandates against dining indoors, the Ann Sather restaurant owned by Ald. Tom Tunney was seating people indoors through Sunday.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Fixing ‘Lake Wellington’: City Starts Construction On Turf Field Near Diversey Driving Range To Limit Flooding

Crews were outside Monday moving land to install an artificial turf field and raise the land's elevation to help prevent the parkland from flooding.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Late-Night Bar Tai’s Til 4 Survives Referendum To Ban Booze On Its Block: ‘It’s A Huge Sigh Of Relief’

A dry-precinct ballot measure that would have likely shut the 4 a.m. bar down failed to pass in Tuesday's election.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Fed Up With Late Night Bar Tai’s Til 4, Lakeview Neighbors Push For Booze Ban On Block In Election

Some neighbors blame Tai's Til 4 for a fatal shooting outside the bar in February and pushed for the dry-precinct ballot measure to shut the bar down.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

After Months Of Delays, Controversial Pilsen Landmark District Vote Will Happen In December

Pilsen residents and community leaders have demanded a vote for months on the unpopular proposal, hoping it can be formally struck down.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Loop Office Building, River North Hotel Secure Key City Approval At Plan Commission

A West Loop office building is planned for a vacant lot while a River North hotel will take the place of a parking lot.

Downtown

Howard Brown’s Proposal For 5-Story Clinic Gets OK’d By Key City Council Committee

Relocating to the new clinic would allow Howard Brown to double the capacity of its Lakeview center, leaders say.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

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

Cubs Could Have Weekend Night Games This Summer — With No Fans In Stands

The City Council will vote Wednesday on a proposal allowing the Cubs to play 12 weekend night games this summer.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Lakeview Library Reopens After $6 Million Renovation

The renovated Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont, reopened Wednesday with a new early learning center, digital media lab and flexible workspaces.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

With Parade Canceled, Pride Returns To Protest Roots As Thousands Show Up For Black And Transgender Lives

Fifty-one years after the Stonewall Rebellion against police violence galvanized the LGBTQ liberation movement, thousands of LGBTQ people marched through Boystown to protest police brutality.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

WOOGMS Parade Drops ‘Everybody Marches, Nobody Watches’ Motto With Online Memorial Day Celebration

The Wellington-Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society is holding a "virtual parade" at 11 a.m. Monday to honor U.S. veterans and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Lakeview’s Luxurious Dog Park Plan Thrills Pet Owners, But Older Neighbors Say No Way

The park, which could cost $1 million to build, would not be funded by the park district. Instead, a community group would need to raise the money needed.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Lakeview’s Extravagant First Dog Park Could Feature Lazy River, Waterfall — But How Much Will It Cost?

With the park district’s support, neighbors are seeking community input on the design.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

‘Don’t Keep Playing With My Ward’: Aldermen Clash Over Affordable Housing In Controversial North Side Plan

Ald. Tom Tunney said there should be more affordable units in a project in Ald. Walter Burnett's ward. Burnett told him to mind his own business.

Downtown