Friends of the Parks charges the district funnels more resources to parks in white communities of means than in parks in poor black and Latino areas.
Billed as a seminar on “emerging neighborhoods,” the event drew ire from groups who said developers are pursuing profits at residents’ expense.
Progressive aldermen appeared ready to pass an ordinance blocking Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to use $1.5 billion in TIF money on four huge projects.
Ald. Joe Moore said he had no obligation to take attendance after the recess. “The aldermen who suggested absence of a quorum was no longer there.”
St. Vitus, which opened in 1898, would become into a 54,220 square-foot, 42-unit apartment building under the plan.
St. Ita Catholic Church, at 5500 N Broadway, and St. Thomas of Canterbury, at 4827 N Kenmore Ave., could likely become one parish, effective May 31.
Announcement of 2 South Side churches merging comes on the eve of expected action on eight parishes in Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown.
Students at 8 Archdiocese parishes in Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown will learn Wednesday which of their parishes/schools will shut or merge.
The project, located on 10 acres of mostly vacant land, will feature 120,000 square feet of commercial and retail space as well as rental housing.
Envisioned as the city’s 78th community, it will also raise the bar on diversity hiring by any private developer in Chicago through partnerships.
Chicago homeowners are “not an ATM machine,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, shooting down efforts to raise Chicago’s real estate transaction tax.
The projects could add 7,000 residential units, more than 1,200 hotel rooms and 2 million square feet of additional office space.
To date, Burke has given no indication he intends to put the homeless tax referendum on his committee agenda for that date.
A proposal backed by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, community groups and other advocates anticipates generating $150 million a year that woul
The development — with 13 acres of open space and a walkway along the Chicago River — is owned by Tribune Media and holds a printing facility.