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Michele Smith

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City Council approves LP Hospital condo plan

     
    Update on the Lincoln Park Hospital redevelopment plan, courtesy the Chicago Tribune's Clout Street blog: The Chicago City Council today adopted a controversial plan to put condominiums, offices and a grocery store on the Lincoln Park Hospital site....
  • Smith tries to stop LP Hospital plan

     
    Here's new info from the Tribune on what's going to be a priority for new alderman Michele Smith: stopping the Lincoln Park Hospital development plan. New 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith took steps at her first City Council meeting today to try to stop...
  • Soccer scandal still not settled

     
    Who has more right to use the turf soccer field at the southern edge of Lincoln Park? The controversy between the public and the private continues....
  • Deal reached on LP Hospital development

     
    As part of a deal to develop the old Lincoln Park Hospital site, charity donations will be made to Lincoln Elementary School and Oz Park....
  • With developer lined up, reshaping Children’s Memorial site begins

     
    Details are sparse at this early stage, but early reports indicate that McCaffrey impressed with its proposal for a mixed-use "town center" that will include residential and retail space with some medium-income housing....
  • Second City holds meeting to discuss Up Comedy Club

     
    Reps for the comedy giant held a meeting in order to explain the club and assuage fears of a new sign on North Avenue....