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Michele Smith

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  • Alderman aims to stop Lincoln Park Hospital plan

    New 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith took steps at her first City Council meeting today to try to stop construction of a controversial grocery store and condominiums on the former Lincoln Park Hospital site. Smith's successful election campaign included a...
  • G-8 summit to be held at Camp David, not Chicago

    G-8 summit to be held at Camp David, not Chicago
    President Obama is moving one of two major world summits from Chicago to the presidential retreat near Washington, with an aide saying the president has decided he wants a more "intimate" setting than his hometown for the May gathering.   The Group of...
  • Deal reached on Lincoln Park Hospital development

    Deal reached on Lincoln Park Hospital development
    The company behind the controversial Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment has agreed to scale down its plans, place further limits on truck traffic and donate money to a local school and park, 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith said today. Construction...
  • Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts

    Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts
    The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today. As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
  • Alderman says 'no' to Children's Memorial condo tower plans

    Alderman says 'no' to Children's Memorial condo tower plans
    A plan to transform the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park into condominium towers and storefronts is in limbo after the local alderman rejected the proposal for the high-profile site in one of Chicago’s toniest...
  • Doubts, gripes and hopes greet plan for CTA changes

    Doubts, gripes and hopes greet plan for CTA changes
    The CTA on Wednesday released the full roster of bus-route cancellations and changes that transit officials said are painful but necessary to reduce crowding on buses on the busiest routes. The hit list totaled 26 routes, more than double the 12 low-...
  • $1.5 billion a year cost to fix pensions?

    $1.5 billion a year cost to fix pensions?
    Absent significant pension system reforms, it would cost the city an extra $1.5 billion a year beginning in 2016 to start the process of restoring financial health to its pension funds, aldermen were warned Monday. If those costs kicked in, services...
  • Labor group makes endorsement for 43rd Ward

     
    From Clout Street, the Tribune's political blog: The Chicago Federation of Labor today endorsed a hospital executive over the Democratic committeeman in the race to become the new alderman in Lincoln Park. Tim Egan, vice president of governmental...
  • Smith pushes for job creation ahead of runoff

     
    RedEye sat down with Michele Smith, one of the candidates hoping to replace Vi Daley as 43rd Ward alderman. Smith, the Democratic ward committeeman, faces hospital administrator Tim Egan in an April 5 runoff election....
  • Neighbors offer plans for Children’s Memorial site

     
    More bars? More apartments? What's going to happen to the looming space once the hospital moves operations to Streeterville?...
  • Smith and Egan debate before runoff

     
    Hear the latest war of words between 43rd Ward aldermanic candidates Michele Smith and Tim Egan, courtesy WBEZ....