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Walter Burnett
Walter Burnett

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.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

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, Back of the Yards

‘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, Back of the Yards

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

43-Story Fulton Market Building, Tallest West Of Halsted, Gets Approved By Key City Committee

If approved by the City Council, the $215 million project will add 300 apartment units at 906 W. Randolph Street.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Plans For 16-Story West Loop Hotel And 11-Story Union Park Apartment Building Approved

The projects, which faced resistance from neighbors, will head to City Council for final approval.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

West Loop Alderman’s Message To Weed Dispensary Owners: Get A Black Partner Or Don’t Come To My Ward

The 11 firms permitted to sell weed on Jan. 1 in Chicago are all owned by white men. “We don’t want to have folks be sharecroppers," Burnett said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

23 Years After Daley Put Planters On Madison, Construction Crews Remove Them

Two years ago, Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. said he was considering taking out the planters. But their removal this week surprised some neighbors.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

16-Story Hotel Between Alhambra Palace And City Winery Approved By Key City Commission

In addition to the new hotel, the city's Plan Commission also approved an 11-story apartment building across the street from nearby Union Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

20-Unit Apartment Building Proposed Across From Breakfast House In West Town

A majority of neighbors at a meeting supported the idea of filling a vacant lot at Grand Avenue and Wood Street with a apartment building with retail on the ground floor.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Passion House Coffee Bringing New Roasting Operation — And Cafe — To Sprawling Garfield Park Warehouse

The new location will allow Passion House to triple its production, but some residents wonder if they'll be able to afford the premium coffee.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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