Protesters Demand Benefits Agreement As Plan Commission Set To Vote On Obama CenterProtesters said a community benefits agreement would be binding, forcing the Obama Foundation to put protections in place as part of the project.
Chicago Plan Commission To Vote On Obama Presidential Center PlansSupporters of the Obama Presidential Center plan to pack City Hall on Thursday, as the Chicago Plan Commission prepares to vote on plans to build the $500 million complex in Jackson Park.
Obama Center Revises Design In Response To Community ConcernsThe Obama Foundation has changed some of the plans for its library center in Jackson Park, in response to complaints from its future neighbors.
Plans For City's Third Tallest Building Get First ApprovalThe Wanda Vista Tower, the vision of Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, would be located in Lakeshore East, along the Chicago River, and would include a five-star 210-room hotel, and more than 400 condominiums, along with restaurant and retail amenities on the upper levels.
Judge Orders City To Leave Proposed Lucas Museum Site UnalteredA federal judge on Tuesday ordered the city not to physically alter the proposed site of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art until further order of the court during the opening legal battle between the city and opponents of the museum.
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.
Whole Foods Gets OK To Set Up Shop In EnglewoodUpscale grocer Whole Foods — derisively known as “Whole Paycheck” for its high prices — got the OK Thursday to set up shop in Chicago’s impoverished Englewood community.
Park District Proposes 22,000 Lawn Seats For Northerly Island Concert VenueThe concert venue at Northerly Island could take on a “Ravinia-type feel” if Chicago Park District plans are approved this week to create lawn seating that would accommodate 22,000 people.
Political Insider Tries To Halt Inspector General's ProbeA legal battle is on between Chicago’s Inspector General and a well-known veteran of the city’s political scene.