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Walter Burnett

Walter Burnett
Walter Burnett

The Film Industry Is Booming In Chicago, But Production Crews Need To Be More Mindful Of Residents, Alderpeople Say

With a record 15 TV productions in the city, Chicago is set to become a filming powerhouse, Commissioner Mark Kelly said.

Citywide

A West Side Vacant Lot Will Soon Become A Roller Rink And Community Plaza

The roller rink will be built along a troubled street in an effort to use public investment and community engagement to deter crime and help revitalize the area.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Developer Opts For Apartments Over Offices Once Again In Fulton Market As Pandemic Changes Course Of Neighborhood

LG Development wants to turn 210 N. Aberdeen St. into a 414-unit apartment building instead of offices now that residential development is allowed north of Lake Street.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

47-Story West Loop Apartment Tower, 7-Story Office Building Approved By City Council

A major developer wants to build a 47-story tower right next to the Kennedy Expressway.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Park Beneath Old Town Brown Line Tracks Would Bring Needed Green Space To The Neighborhood, Advocates Say

The new park will transform a long, rectangular lot underneath the CTA tracks in Old Town into a public area for gathering, dog-walking, working out and more. Organizers are seeking community input on its design.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Hubbard Bike Lanes Proposed Under Revised Fulton Market Plan Aren’t ‘A Done Deal,’ Ald. Says

The plan also aims to lift the ban on new residential development north of Lake Street. Since the city adopted the original Fulton Market plan in 2014, more than 1,700 hotel rooms and 3,800 residential units have been built or approved.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

$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

Uptown Apartment Building Gets Key Committee Approval, Despite Objections From Historic District Neighbors

The Clark Street development would help revive a retail strip in "rapid downward spiral." But some neighbors believe the five-story building is out of scale with the neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Disinvested: How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble

A half-century after Chicago’s uprisings in 1968, a once-thriving retail strip in East Garfield Park still suffers from broken promises, bad policy and neglect.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Megadevelopment Would Bring 2,600 Apartments To Moody Bible Institute Campus

The Near North Side planned development near Walter Payton College Prep would include towers topping out at 55 stories.

Near North Side, River North

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

Developers Break Ground On 26-Story, 11-Story Apartment Towers In West Loop

The project will bring 500 new apartments to West Randolph Street near Union Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plumbers Union Wants To Construct Office Building, 500-Space Parking Garage In West Loop

Local 130 wants to build a seven-story parking garage and a six-story office building at 1341 W. Randolph St., according to paperwork filed with the city.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Council Approves Revised Plan For Controversial Luxury Old Town Hotel

Developers plan to convert the O'Brien's Bar site into a hotel with an above-ground parking garage and two adjacent single-family homes.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

CHA To Demolish Vacant Near North High School And Build Affordable Housing

The City Council approved up to $4 million in tax-increment funding to demolish the vacant Near North High School Building.

Near North Side, River North

In Rush To Open Pot Shops In West Loop, This Dispensary Takes Alderman’s Advice — And Hires A Black Partner

Gené Moreno, managing director at the Turner Group, has joined Dispensary33 as an equity partner. The company now hopes to open a new dispensary on Randolph.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Fulton Market Rush: Banned Until Now, Alderman Wants To Open Floodgates To Apartments And Condos

Ald. Walter Burnett has long said "no" to residential development. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, he's changing his mind. "These guys have been begging me for a long time."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

With Alleged Killer Walking Free, 100 People Gather At Richard’s Bar To Demand Justice For Slain Barista

The grieving mother of Kenny Paterimos was denied entry to the bar where her son took his last breath as protesters called for it to be shut down.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘Justice For Kenny’ Protest Planned Outside Richard’s Bar, Where Barista Was Stabbed To Death

The man who killed Kenny Paterimos was initially arrested by police but later released without being charged. Friends and family demand to know why.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Brother Of Slain Barista Tackled Killer After He Stabbed His Little Brother: ‘This Isn’t … Self Defense’

Kenneth Paterimos was called a gay slur and then fatally stabbed 8 times outside Richard's Bar, police said. Officials won't push for the bar to close, and his killer walks free.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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