Preckwinkle criticized a city program aimed in part at increasing the supply of affordable housing in better-off neighborhoods that have high rents.
A reality TV show that turns Chicago fixer-uppers into pricey homes is creating lots of buzz, but some neighbors wish the flippers stayed away.
Roughly 57,000 property owners in the county haven’t paid their past due taxes ahead of the county’s May 3 tax sale, the treasurer’s office said.
Some aldermen said the watered-down plan might inadvertently make it easier for developers to ram their projects through without community input.
A parliamentary maneuver was used to stall efforts to get a referendum on the November 2020 ballot that would boost funding to combat homelessness.
Ald. James Cappleman opened the meeting by moving to defer consideration of the $6 billion project that will change the face of Chicago’s North Side.
An 800-foot tower has been scrapped, and no building will exceed 600 feet. The project’s square footage was dropped from 15 million to 14.5 million.
The housing compromise was brokered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has pushed the City Council to approve the massive project before he leaves office.
Despite some objections, the Zoning Committee paved the way to build the new, 500,000 square-foot academy campus on 30 acres at 4301 W. Chicago Ave.
Metra and city officials have been briefed by a Wisconsin developer on an ambitious plan to deck over railroad tracks west of Soldier Field.
“There are still serious questions that plague what is likely to be the largest TIF in the history of our city,” said Ald. Michele Smith (43rd).
Sttreetsweepers, police cars and fire trucks will be maintained by roughly 300 employees moving from the North Side to the South Side.
“I’d planned to stay in bed, watching TV and on my laptop. Then I started thinking, ‘Man, what about the people who don’t have anywhere to go?”
Both the Lorali and Darlington SRO hotels appear destined for market-rate rehabs that will usher in new tenants and send most of the old ones packing.
SmartAsset analyzed 200 cities and found that millennial homeownership was down on average, but that 42 cities did see homeownership rates rise.