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  • Pedicabs banned from Michigan Avenue and State Street

    Pedicabs banned from Michigan Avenue and State Street
    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...
  • City: Cubs need special permit for remote parking lot

    City: Cubs need special permit for remote parking lot
    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-...
  • Free Sunday parking could soon go away in parts of Chicago

    Free Sunday parking could soon go away in parts of Chicago
    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...
  • Pedicab paralysis

    Pedicab paralysis
    Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park. That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...
  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
  • Tunney seeks restrictions on shop owners' tobacco sales

    Tunney seeks restrictions on shop owners' tobacco sales
    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...
  • Ricketts pitches benefits of stadium renovation to business group

    Ricketts pitches benefits of stadium renovation to business group
    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...
  • Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot

     Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot
    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...
  • Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners

    Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners
    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...
  • Cubs in line for $8.5 million tax break for Wrigley Field work

    Cubs in line for $8.5 million tax break for Wrigley Field work
    If the proposed Wrigley Field renovation gets completed, the team would be in line for an $8.5 million property tax break, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Wednesday. Cubs ownership would be in line for an $8.5 million property...
  • Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation

    Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation
    Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a “branded” archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville overhaul plan that took a step closer to reality at City Hall on Thursday. The “...