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Walter Burnett Jr.

Walter Burnett Jr.
Walter Burnett Jr.

Whitney Young Sports Complex Is Still Limiting Public Hours, Locking Out Residents, Park Neighbor Says

Whitney Young's principal says the missing signs advertising public hours for the facility are being replaced. But a local park leader said gates have been stayed locked for days.

West Loop

Fulton Market Group Wants 100 More Police Cameras Added To Area, Says TIF Money Should Cover The Cost

Known for booming development and trendy restaurants, the West Loop has been the site of attempted kidnappings and other crime recently.

West Loop

Former Home To La Luce Has ‘Deteriorated’ Despite Landmark Status: Preservationists

The former Schlitz Brewery tied house was landmarked last year, but a preservationist said the owner has let it drastically deteriorate.

West Loop

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

‘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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards
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