| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The latest escalation in the dispute over Wrigley Field’s renovation unfolded Monday, with the Cubs revealing they sought final city approval to put up a beer advertising sign in right field and rooftop club owners threatening to sue to block the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel had food truck enthusiasts licking their lips.
His campaign positions on mobile food seemed to guarantee speedy passage of a new ordinance that could foster a robust Chicago food truck scene.
But 10 months after Ald....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Move over, bus tracker and train tracker. Plow tracker is here.
The city on Tuesday is scheduled to unveil a snow-response website featuring real-time GPS locations of plows, car towing information and a shovel-share program to combat severe winter...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Years after owners of high-rise buildings were ordered to improve fire safety, more than half of Chicago's older residential towers have failed to implement changes that meet the city's tougher standards, records show.
Of the roughly 700 residential...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:24 PM
Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is the site of one of the nation's first affordable housing developments meant for gay and lesbian seniors. Plans are under way to construct an 80-unit apartment building at the northwest corner of Halsted and Addison...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:52 AM
A Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks appears ready to move forward in the City Council with new provisions and the endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The ordinance would create loading zone-like “food...
| Jul 25, 2012
On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....
| Jul 20, 2012
After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee.
And while some...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Ald. Tom Tunney misses the Elaine Place giraffes, too, everyone.
The sculptures of two giraffes and a nanny goat, by artist John Kearney, had been a fixture in Lakeview until their removal two weeks ago from their location on Elaine Place after the sale...
| Feb 22, 2011
At a mayoral debate viewing party above a karaoke bar on Belmont and Sheffield avenues, locals and businessowners rubbed elbows with Ald. Tom Tunney to talk Windy City policy....
| Mar 3, 2011
If developers for Walmart want to set up shop in Lakeview, they better be ready to put up a fight, says local activist Bruce Alan Beal....