Local Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) used control over zoning to muscle through a change that strengthens his hand in determining the property’s future.
Moreno said his only motivation is to make certain that residents of the trendy neighborhood have control over what goes into the club’s former home.
The suit seeks more than $9.6 million in damages from the 1st Ward alderman, the city of Chicago and the city’s zoning committee.
THE WATCHDOGS: While backing plans for condos in their wards, aldermen for booming neighborhoods got loans from bank led by the developers’ lawyer.
“Insult to injury, man,” Justine Bayod-Espoz said of the venue change to a 5,412-square-foot house that’s the picture of North Side gentrification.
His appearance at a $50-a-plate “Discussion of Gentrification with Ald. Joe Moreno” won’t quiet criticism.
Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia is backing a plan to allow Chicago food trucks to park and stay longer in one legal space.
Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) says food trucks need longer than two hours to stay in one place if they are to survive and thrive in Chicago.
The last Council meeting of a difficult year began on a happy note. But, when the feel-good debate was over, it was down to controversial business.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $50 million revenue package is expected to sail through a City Council committee Monday.
Chicago aldermen vented their anger Wednesday about the Cubs’ decision to withdraw an offer to let aldermen buy World Series tickets at face value.
In an email obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, a top Berrios aide comes off sounding like the Nicor collections department.
The City Council’s Transportation Committee voted to strip the honorary “Trump Plaza” designation from a street outside his namesake Chicago tower.
The bag tax would raise roughly $10 million a year. A nickel of each 7 cents would go to the city. The other 2 cents would go to local merchants.
A divided Rules Committee agreed to amend the Council’s Rules of Procedure to impose a 3-minute time limit on public testimony.