City Gets Tough On Shoddy Contractors After Firefighter’s DeathBuilding contractors who do unauthorized or shoddy work would face progressive discipline — ranging from a freeze on permits to license suspension or revocation — under a mayoral crackdown to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed a 42-year-old Chicago firefighter.
Aldermen Back Mandate For 24-Hour Security For Medical Marijuana BusinessesThe City Council Zoning Committee easily approved a measure that would require all medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers to hire around-the-clock security guards.
Deal On Wrigley Means Final Approval Likely On WednesdayA 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.
Zoning Committee Places Moratorium On Small Digital SignsAlderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.
Zoning Chair: Moreno Shouldn't Block Chick-Fil-A Solely Over Gay Marriage FlapThe chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee is warning Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) not to try to block a Chick-Fil-A restaurant from coming to his ward simply because the head of the company publicly opposes same sex marriage.
Alderman Wants Crackdown On Building-Mounted Satellite DishesAld. Ray Suarez (31st) thinks home satellite dishes are an eyesore on Chicago’s skyline, and wants to make city property owners move them away from the fronts of buildings.
Council Panel To Consider Rooftop Gardens In ChicagoThe Chicago City Council’s Zoning Committee today could clear the way for restaurants and urban farmers to turn rooftop vegetables into a profitable enterprise.