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A Boystown bar manager said police officers essentially left the neighborhood to fend for itself after the annual Pride Parade, when an entirely different crowd of people was causing trouble on the streets. (Credit: Brenden Chrisman)

Bar Manager: Cops Acted ‘More Like Crossing Guards’ After Pride Parade

As Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.

07/01/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Tunney Pushing Tighter Rules For Head Shops

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has won approval from the Licensing Committee for an ordinance to force so-called “tobacco accessory stores” to disclose more information about what they sell, and how it’s displayed in their shops.

06/18/2014

Artistic rendering of the track-level view of an elevated bypass project along the Red, Brown and Purple Lines north of the Belmont station in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview “L” Overpass

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.

04/17/2014

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City Wants Cubs, Sox Fans To Be Ready For Changes In 2014

Opening Day is next week for the White Sox and the Cubs, so Chicago police and each team’s alderman were reaching out to fans Friday to prepare them for a few changes in store this year.

03/28/2014

New signage for right field at Wrigley Field. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Cubs’ Deal With Rooftop Owners ‘Fell Apart’ At Stormy Meeting On Renovations

The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts — not at the bargaining table.

01/22/2014

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

City Council OKs More Cubs’ Night Games, Pushing Back Wrigley Walls

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said the Cubs need to get started on their project to renovate Wrigley Field, now that the City Council has approved several items on the owners’ wish list for the project.

12/11/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

City Moves To Let Cubs Sell Beer In Wrigley Field Plaza

The Cubs would be allowed to sell beer and wine from kiosks at an open-air plaza adjacent to a renovated Wrigley Field — and fans would be allowed to bring drinks in plastic cups to the plaza — in the latest in a string of concessions to the team.

11/27/2013

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Lakeview Residents Stage Midnight March To Fight Crime

Growing concern over a recent late night crime spree on the streets of Lakeview helped spur an effort to get local residents to walk the streets overnight to bring attention to crime hot spots.

08/10/2013

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Deal On Wrigley Means Final Approval Likely On Wednesday

A compromise on some of the details behind the $500 million Wrigley Field renovation plan should clear the way for final City Council approval on Wednesday.

07/23/2013

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants Legislature To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Gay Marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.

06/27/2013

A look at the new large video screen proposed for Wrigley Field. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Wrigleyville Residents Discuss Cubs’ Renovation Plans, Offers To Move

As the Cubs defeated the arch-rival Cardinals several blocks away, neighborhood residents and a Cubs vice president again discussed details of the Wrigley Field renovation plan, and possible competition to move the team.

WBBM Newsradio–05/08/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wrigley Renovation Deal Expected Soon

The Cubs and the city of Chicago are in the process of finalizing a deal for the renovation of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sources: Wrigley Renovation Deal Could Be Done By Home Opener

The Chicago Cubs and their Wrigleyville neighbors appeared close to an agreement Tuesday to give Cubs owners the green light for their planned renovation of the team’s landmark stadium.

CBS 2–04/02/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sources: Fight Over Video Screen Size Holding Up Wrigley Renovation Talks

With the Cubs’ self-imposed Monday deadline quickly approaching for a deal on $300 million in renovations for Wrigley Field, the major sticking point appears to be the size of a Jumbotron-style video screen the team wants for the stadium.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

Wrigley Field Scoreboard

Tunney: Suggestion To Move Wrigley Scoreboard ‘Dismissed’

Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) on Wednesday flatly denied reports that he suggested tearing down the landmark hand-operated scoreboard at Wrigley Field to make way for a big video display that would not block the views of rooftop clubs around the ballpark.

03/20/2013

Stadium lights at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ald. Tom Tunney Digs In Against More Signs, Night Games At Wrigley

The Cubs got the go-ahead Thursday to hold two more summer concerts at Wrigley Field, but that could be all they get for a while if local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has his way.

03/08/2013

Wrigley Field Marquee (credit: Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Ricketts Family Plans Athletic Club In New Hotel, Pressures Emanuel On Wrigley Deal

The billionaire family that owns the Cubs sweetened the pot Wednesday in an apparent attempt to prod Mayor Rahm Emanuel into siding with the team in the dispute over Wrigley Field signage that’s holding up a $300 million plan to renovate the historic ballpark.

03/07/2013

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

South Side Irish Parade Crackdown Could Also Result In Pride Parade Arrests

Rowdy drunks would pay through the nose if they try again to take over a South Side Irish Parade that made a family-oriented comeback last year, thanks to a crackdown approved Wednesday that could lead to a rash of arrests at the Pride Parade.

02/15/2013

Illustration of the concourse at Wrigley Field following proposed renovations. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Report: Mayor Supports Cubs’ Plan To Renovate Wrigley

The Cubs’ $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field reportedly has early support from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but could face opposition from the owners of rooftop bars across the street, and the alderman allied with them.

01/21/2013

One of 17 plaques on Halsted Street honoring contributions of the LGBT community, as part of the new Legacy Walk project in Lakeview. (Credit: CBS)

‘Legacy Walk’ In Lakeview Honors LGBT Community

You can get an education simply by walking up Halsted Street in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side, thanks to the newly-dedicated “Legacy Walk.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2012

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