City Council Approves Extra Demolition Fees For Homes In Pilsen And Along Bloomingdale Trail“This is an extremely reasonable policy to protect naturally-occurring affordable housing in our Chicago neighborhoods that are seeing record-high displacement in this moment,” said Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th).
City Council Approves 6-Month Moratorium On Demolition Permits Near The 606 TrailMayor Lori Lightfoot is supporting the 6-month demolition moratorium, after originally opposing a longer version of the ordinance.
Aldermen Cut Back On Plan For Development Moratorium Near 606 Trail, Seek To Halt Demolitions For 6 MonthsThe aldermen want to halt the trend of people buying existing affordable multi-family homes and replacing them with luxury housing, pushing out working class and middle class families.
Chicago Candidate For Alderman Claims Incumbent Is Stealing Campaign SignsOne candidate for Chicago alderman is accusing her incumbent competitor of stealing signs, and there's video.
Chicago Center To Welcome Hurricane Maria EvacueesThe Humboldt Park Field House is preparing to welcome many Puerto Ricans who are desperate to leave the island.
Emanuel, Aldermen Leery Of Trump's Threat To "Send In The Feds" To Fight CrimePresident Donald Trump did not specify what he meant when he threatened to “send in the feds” if Chicago doesn’t get violent crime under control, but city leaders and clergy said the last thing the city needs is National Guard troops on every street corner.
City Council Panel OKs Food Cart OrdinanceAld. Roberto Maldonado (26th), the measure's chief sponsor, said he’s a regular customer of food carts in his neighborhood, even though they’ve been banned by the city for decades.
Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas ParkThe decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.
Riot Fest Moving To Douglas ParkFacing backlash from the Humboldt Park community for damage caused by last year’s festival, organizers of Riot Fest have moved the annual punk rock bash to Douglas Park.
Humboldt Park Residents Ask Park District To Deny Riot Fest A PermitA group of Humboldt Park residents on Friday angrily called on the Chicago Park District to deny Riot Fest permits to perform the annual music festival in the park, after the grass was badly damaged during last year's festival.
Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To RussiaA group of Chicago aldermen on Wednesday urged airlines and air cargo lines operating out of O’Hare International Airport to halt all flights to Russia, until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine.
Ald. Roberto Maldonado Accuses Cop Of Racism After He Gets TicketThe incident that triggered Maldonado’s complaint occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on May 1 after Maldonado picked his children up from swimming practice.
Activists Come To Chicago To Protest War On DrugsActivists are in Chicago Tuesday to voice their opposition to the War on Drugs.
Activists Protest Bakery Over 'Crack' Bar, Remarks About Humboldt ParkMembers of the Latino community in the Humboldt Park neighborhood are not the slightest bit amused by a bakery’s choice of names for one of its desserts.