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  • Blackhawks, City Hall can lift up West Side with decked parking

    Blackhawks, City Hall can lift up West Side with decked parking
    Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz said last week the team plans to build a two-rink practice facility on or near United Center land somewhere in Ald. Walter Burnett Jr.'s fast-growing Near West Side ward.
  • Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition

    Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition
    Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties. Roger Romanelli,...

    Developers face bigger fees if they miss affordable housing quota

    Developers face bigger fees if they miss affordable housing quota
    Developers of some of Chicago's highest-priced apartments and condominiums will have to create affordable housing or write even bigger checks if City Hall pushes through an affordable housing ordinance expected to be introduced Wednesday. Changes to the...

    Chicago bullies food truck owners

    Chicago bullies food truck owners
    When Laura Pekarik filed a lawsuit challenging Chicago's strict food truck rules, she expected the battle to play out in court. What she didn't expect was for the city to bring her family into it. Pekarik owns Cupcakes for Courage, a mobile cupcake shop...

    Aldermen pass SRO preservation law

     Aldermen pass SRO preservation law
    Owners of single-room-occupancy hotels in Chicago will not be able to so easily evict residents and convert their properties to market-rate apartments, under an ordinance approved Wednesday by the Chicago City Council. By a vote of 47-2, aldermen...