| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month.
The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group.
Ricketts cited the millions of people who...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Ald. Tom Tunney today reiterated his opposition to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts’ effort to beef up his plans for the Wrigley Field renovation.
“Tom Ricketts has stated as early as March 2011, ‘We’ve always talked about three goals:...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is offering a new pitch to long-suffering fans as he struggles to get a Wrigley Field renovation underway: If the rooftop owners are going to sue us anyway over blocked views into the stadium, we might as well get more...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Pedicabs are no longer allowed downtown during weekday rush hour periods, and they will be banned entirely on Michigan Avenue and State Street, under an ordinance approved by the City Council on Wednesday.
The restriction means that residents and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Free Sunday parking in a host of North Side and Northwest Side shopping districts soon would vanish under changes the City Council Transportation Committee endorsed today.
The switch is being delivered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in response to requests from...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Cubs' plan to offer free remote parking this season has been thrown a major curve.
The city recently ruled the team must apply for a special-use permit to operate its complimentary parking service on the Northwest Side, a move that places the much-...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month.
In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy.
They’re still waiting.
On Wednesday, as the mayor touted what he...