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Walter Burnett Jr.

Walter Burnett Jr.
Walter Burnett Jr.

Damen Green Line ‘L’ Station Work To Begin This Month 5 Years After Project Announced

The new station at Lake Street and Damen Avenue is meant to fill a 1-1/2 mile gap between existing Green Line stations and will serve people traveling to the United Center.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Whitney Young’s Sports Complex Was Supposed To Be For The Public. But West Loop Neighbors Are Locked Out

The Michelle Obama Sports Complex was hailed as a facility for "everybody." But neighbors say leaders are restricting public access by locking its field during public hours and charging fees to use the tennis courts.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Casino Approved By City Council After Screaming Match Between Mayor, Alderman

After a heated vote, the $1.7 billion casino planned for the Tribune Publishing site now goes to the state's gaming board for final approval. Here's what it will look like.

Citywide

Does The West Loop Need Greenspace, Bike Lanes, Street Improvements? Here’s Your Chance To Vote

A survey is open until June 6 to help decide how the 27th Ward should its $2.9 million in local impact funds.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Loop’s Madison Street Safety Plan Would Add Speed Bumps And Pedestrian Upgrades — But No Bike Lanes

After a driver killed a cyclist there, some neighbors want to know why the plan to make Madison Street safer doesn't include bike lanes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘Disappointed But Not Surprised’: Outraged Alderman, Neighbors Pledge To Lobby Against Bally’s As Chicago’s 1st Casino

Lightfoot's pick is the Tribune Publishing site on the Chicago River — and aldermen are accusing her of sidestepping the city's casino committee. "Tired of these false, zero-sum choices that Chicago mayors have been setting up for decades," one tweeted.

Downtown

Lightfoot Set To Announce Casino Pick As Critics Question The Selection Process

The mayor is widely expected to choose the Bally’s River West proposal over the loud objections of neighbors and some aldermen.

Citywide

After 4 Wounded In West Loop Drive-By, Police Will Push To Temporarily Close Alhambra Palace, Alderman Says

Ald. Walter Burnett said he's asked the Mayor's Office for a special entertainment police detail in Fulton Market, an area crawling with tourists and people enjoying nights out on the town.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Ukrainian Village Residents Fight Proposed Gas Station: ‘It Doesn’t Do Anything For The Community’

A company wants approval from the city to build a gas station at Grand and Western avenues. Neighbors say it will harm quality of life, and they want it stopped.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With Ban On New Apartments In Fulton Market Lifted, High-Rise Proposals Keep Flooding In

Developer Trammell Crow wants to build a 33-story apartment high-rise and a 26-story office tower and would make an acre of parkland open to the public.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Medical District Zoning Changes To Expand Development Get Committee Approval

The area could undergo a shift, from being primarily a medical district to becoming a "truly mixed-use neighborhood," a city official said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Sterling Bay Breaks Ground On Office Tower Near Ace Hotel After Pandemic Delay

The office building at 345 N. Morgan St. is expected to be finished by summer 2022.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Illinois Medical District Hosts Job, Resource And Health Fair Thursday

The fair will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m at the Illinois Medical District headquarters, 2100 W. Harrison St.

Citywide

Sterling Bay Pitches 25-Story Apartment Tower In Fulton Market — But City Wants More Affordable Units

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) said the project could be stalled because the city and developers don't agree on how many on-site affordable units there should be.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Loop Apartment Complex Could Bring Nearly 300 More Units To Neighborhood

The proposed building on Washington Boulevard would include 288 apartments, retail and a rooftop deck.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Former Home To La Luce — And Michael Jordan’s Old Office — Set For Historic Landmark Status

The building's owners applied for a demolition permit last year, but the community fought back.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Developer’s Plan To Replace Office Building With Apartments In Fulton Market Gets Key City Approval

Months after city officials lifted a ban on housing north of Lake Street, the Committee on Zoning approved LG Development's revised plan for a 19-story, 414-unit apartment building at 210 N. Aberdeen St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Fulton Market Lab Incubator Hopes To Spur Life Sciences, Biotech Hub In Chicago

City officials and the team behind Fulton Labs cut the ribbon Thursday on the 14-story complex at 1375 W. Fulton Market St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

With Ban On Residential North Of Lake Lifted, Developer Unveils 34-Story Fulton Market Tower

Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th), who previously opposed residential north of Lake Street, is waiting on community feedback before weighing on the development.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Developers To Present Plans For 32-Story Fulton Market High-Rise, Part Of Emerging Housing Boom North Of Lake Street

Developers aim to bring 433 apartments to 1201 W. Fulton Market St., an area that had long been off-limits to new residences. It currently houses the Revel Fulton Market event space.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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