Ald. Walter Burnett
Business owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.
Advocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to introduce a five-year housing plan to the City Council on Wednesday, some aldermen and housing activists were urging the administration to halt what they see as a loss of public housing in Chicago.
Alderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.
Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.
It has been an annual tradition for White, who at one time was on the other end of the receiving line.
The National Hellenic Museum has a new place and new space that will be unveiled this weekend in Chicago.
Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that voters in Tuesday’s election sent the same message as when he was elected mayor in February: Chicagoans are demanding change.
Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Black Caucus.
The Jesse White Tumbling Team has big hopes in their quest for a permanent practice facility.