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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events oversees the station. A spokesman said it closes indefinitely at the end of September, and the department is “currently exploring options to determine the best use of this space.”
Among other things, the ordinance would require a City Council order for any athletic event or special event that allows the closure of a state route, an arterial street or more than four blocks of any other public way.
Videos posted to social media showed traffic was at least briefly brought to a standstill on DuSable Lake Shore Drive as drifters spun their wheels near Soldier Field and the Museum Campus.
The men were in an argument with another man in the 200 block of South Wabash Avenue when they were shot, police said.
Since arriving from Detroit three years ago, Planning and Development Commissioner Maurice Cox has focused on delivering Lightfoot’s mayor’s signature plan to leverage $750 million in public money already in the pipeline” to lure private investment to areas neglected for decades.
The music fest arrives at a good time for a city battered by critics.
The chain is leasing locations in and near the Loop, taking advantage of available space to expand its brand here.
The mayor, in an interview Wednesday, credited a ‘multitiered’ strategy for a drop in murders and shootings and said the city needs to target late-hour bars where a lot of downtown violence is occurring.
The terms are not as generous as in a new 10-year extension with Lollapalooza, but the mayor said it “doesn’t make sense” to compare the events, calling the music festival a “phenomenon unto itself.”
Good Kids Mad City and Brighton Park Neighborhood Council protested outside a festival entrance, saying the curfew is enforced against the city’s young Black and Brown population, while Lollapalooza attendees get a pass.
The search engine giant, with 2,000 employees in Chicago, will occupy the entire building.
The group also wants the governor to end funding for a planned sixth juvenile justice center in Lincoln, where the Lincoln Developmental Center stood before being closed in 2002.
Roy “Bill” Frakes was shot and killed in 1992 by a man escaping detention at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
The race would be run on a 2.2-mile course north of Roosevelt Road, along Columbus Drive, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue, as far north as Jackson Boulevard.
The unanimous committee vote follows an incident that drew hundreds of spectators to the Near West Side early Sunday, keeping area residents up for hours. The full city council could OK the measure as soon as Wednesday.
Two women, 22 and 21, were riding the train about 2:15 a.m. near the Monroe station when two males with “youthful appearances” approached, one of them equipped with a knife, police said.
“Obviously we take all of these reports seriously until we are able to debunk them,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said.
Nkosi Hampton, 24, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and 13 misdemeanor counts of aggravated battery, Chicago police said.
The privately operated, publicly funded school has used cash advances and “predatory loans” for funding, city school officials say. Urban Prep leaders say its financial issues are resolved.
The shooting happened near Van Buren and Wells streets, in the same area where four people were shot in early May.
The search engine company says it is growing in Chicago, but it won’t speak directly to a report of its interest in the former state government hub in the Loop.
Anger over the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade decision brought many to Federal Plaza in the Loop on Friday night.
“I remember laying in the hospital bed and thinking ‘I’m gonna be able to walk again,’” said Leed Blackman, who was paralyzed in a shooting but eventually walked again. “It’s not about me, though. People are dying every day.”