Minimum Wage Hike, Changes To Water Bills, Higher Parking Meter Fees; What Else Is In The 2020 City Budget?Here are just some of the ways the mayor's 2020 budget proposal would impact Chicago residents.
Lightfoot Announces Task Force To Tackle City's Shortage Of Affordable HousingTaking aim at a 120,000-unit shortage of affordable housing in the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a new task force that will help develop potential solutions to a challenge that she touted as a priority on the campaign trail.
Lightfoot Accuses CTU Of Stalling On Contract Talks Over Affordable Housing; Union Says CPS Has Nearly 17,000 Homeless StudentsIn a statement Tuesday night, Lightfoot said that the union's contract with CPS is "not the appropriate place for the city to legislate its affordable housing policy."
Obama Center Already Making Housing Too Expensive For Many In Woodlawn And South Shore, Study FindsThe yet-to-be constructed Obama Presidential Center is already having an effect on property values and the rent being charged nearby residents.
Lincoln Yards Project Advances As Zoning Committee Backs Massive RedevelopmentThe hotly-disputed Lincoln Yards project is moving forward, after receiving a key vote from the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.
Zoning Committee To Vote Thursday On Lincoln Yards DevelopmentThe developer of the Lincoln Yards project along the river on the North Side is making changes to the plans again, days before a big vote.
Lincoln Yards Developer Doubles Affordable Housing Commitment Ahead Of Zoning Committee VoteTwo days before the City Council Zoning Committee votes on the massive Lincoln Yards project on the North Side, developer Sterling Bay has agreed to double the number of affordable housing units it will build on-site.
Deficit Of Affordable Housing Leaves Many Struggling To Find A Home In Their BudgetThere is a gap in the supply of affordable housing in every neighborhood in Chicago, even those with some of the lowest rents in the city.
New Housing Plan In Communities Still Recovering From Great RecessionTen years after the housing crisis, the city of Chicago is pumping millions into a new affordable housing program.
Pilsen Residents Want Say In Development PlansDiscussed were components of what could be a New Quality of Life plan for Pilsen, placing emphasis on education, health, jobs, young people and their activities, and affordable housing.
After Heated Debate, Zoning Committee OKs Jefferson Park Housing PlanAt a sometimes raucous hearing, the Zoning Committee advanced controversial plans for a mixed-income apartment building in Jefferson Park.
Aldermen Want To Stop Segregation With Affordable Housing PlanSeveral North Side and Northwest Side aldermen say they plan to bring more affordable housing to their wards, to end what they say is continued segregation in the city.
HUD Secretary Troubled By CHA Hoarding MillionsThe Obama administration expressed concerns Wednesday about the millions of dollars in funds the Chicago Housing Authority has been hoarding in a great time of need, but said it appears problems are on their way to being solved.
Quinn Announces Efforts To Boost Development Of West Suburban Cook CountyGov. Pat Quinn on Saturday announced nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing and stabilize communities in three west suburban Cook County communities.
Winnetka Affordable Housing Plan Draws Cheers, JeersIt was standing room only last night as the village board discussed an affordable housing plan in the upscale North Shore suburb of Winnetka.