“This is an evolution of a focus that has been part of the mayor’s strategy from the very beginning,” Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp said.
Investments in neighborhood amenities — such as parks, libraries and grocery stores — help create neighborhoods, Emanuel said.
A new library for the Near West Side and a new fire station in bustling River North will be built, thanks to partnerships with local developers.
Three architecture firms were announced Sunday that will design new Chicago Public Library branches that are co-located with housing facilities.
A City Council committee OK’d banning people convicted of sex offenses against children from the children’s areas of Chicago’s public libraries.
The cramped public library at one of Chicago Housing Authority’s most historic developments will be replaced by a new, larger facility.
The Chicago Public Library, already the largest provider of free internet access, now lets patrons take the internet home with them.