Aldermen Seek To Force Vote On City Council WatchdogA group of Chicago aldermen has announced plans to force a showdown over who will act as the official watchdog over the City Council.
Fire At North Side Scrap Yard Prompts Hazmat ResponseA fire at an auto scrap yard prompted a HazMat response Sunday morning in the North Side Ranch Triangle neighborhood.
Construction Of School Annex To Turn Lincoln Park Street Into PlaygroundResidents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school. During construction, the street will be used as a playground for Lincoln Elementary.
City Panel Backs $300M Redevelopment Of Old Children's Memorial SiteThe Chicago Plan Commission has given its approval for the hotly-disputed proposal for a $300 million redevelopment of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site, over objections from Lincoln Park residents.
Ald. Smith Asks Residents To Go To Court To Help Fight CrimeA North Side alderman is making a case for people becoming court advocates, by showing up in court in cases involving their community, no matter how "minor" the alleged crime.
Report: Despite Complaints, Walgreens Expected To Go Ahead On Lincoln Park Church SiteSome neighbors are voicing concerns about a three-story Walgreens drugstore that is now planned for Armitage Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Aldreman Rejects Redevelopment Plan For Old Children's Memorial SiteFollowing a series of community meetings and input from area residents, Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) has rejected redevelopment plans for the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.
City Begins Installing New 'Stop For Pedestrians' SignsYou've no doubt seen those striped crosswalks around the city of Chicago, where drivers are supposed to stop for pedestrians. Now drivers are getting an extra visual cue.
Lincoln Park Residents Furious About Likely Ward SplitTwo Chicago aldermen are holding a public forum Wednesday to hear residents concerns over proposed ward redistricting plans.
New Alderman Files To Curb Lincoln Park Hospital RedevelopmentNewly-elected Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) is already following through on a campaign promise, and trying to curb the redevelopment plans for the old Lincoln Park Hospital.
City Council Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment PlanThe full City Council on Wednesday gave the green light to a controversial redevelopment plan – at the last Council meeting for the retiring alderman who supports the idea.
Vote Stalled For Lincoln Park Hospital Development PlanA plan to put offices, residential units, and a grocery store on the old Lincoln Park Hospital site was stalled at a City Council meeting today.