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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Gelin: Tamarac residents want to see change

    Tamarac needs new leadership, one that reflects the voice of its people and not that of lobbyists, according to Mike Gelin, who is running for mayor against incumbent Harry Dressler. "People want to see change; they want someone young to lead the city,"...
  • Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short

    Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short
    An effort by members of the Chicago region's top planning board to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short Wednesday, but another vote on the highly contentious project is due Thursday. Illiana opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for...
  • Hampton's Vote On Drug-Free Zones Focus Of 16th House District Debate

    Hampton's Vote On Drug-Free Zones Focus Of 16th House District Debate
    SIMSBURY — State Rep. John Hampton defended his record during a debate on Tuesday in which he was attacked over a previous vote on reducing the size of drug-free zones near schools, public housing complexes and day care centers. Hampton said...
  • Alliance Hall OK'd as winter homeless shelter

    Alliance Hall OK'd as winter homeless shelter
    Homeless people in Allentown will have another place to stay warm overnight this winter. The Allentown Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously Monday to grant a variance to Alliance Hall so it can become a temporary overnight shelter, beginning Nov. 1....
  • Grayslake eyes annexation for trucking facility

    Grayslake eyes annexation for trucking facility
    Plans for Grayslake to annex 35 acres for the construction of a 50,000-square-foot trucking facility could be discussed at the next Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting, said Mike Ellis, village manager. The facility, which would be located at...
  • Downers Grove businesses seek to keep old signs

    Downers Grove businesses seek to keep old signs
    Several Downers Grove business owners have tried to keep from building new signs for their establishments in the wake of newly enforced village policies. Retailers including Fry's Electronics, Kohl's and two Best Buy locations have petitioned to keep...
  • Wilmette performing arts school to open second location

    Wilmette performing arts school to open second location
    A glee club is among the new programs expected to be offered to aspiring performers this fall at a second location of Wilmette's Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts. The village's zoning board of appeals voted unanimously recently to approve a...
  • Winnetka family wants to live in house slated for demolition

    Winnetka family wants to live in house slated for demolition
    Officials in Winnetka supported a homeowner's request Monday night to live in a rental home he owns, but is eventually slated for demolition as part of plan to subdivide three lots into two. Resident Dave Bartels, who owns two homes in the 200 block...
  • Zoning board splits on medical pot plans

    Zoning board splits on medical pot plans
    A controversial plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary near a residential neighborhood in Forest Park will go to village trustees without a positive recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The plan for the medical marijuana dispensary at...
  • Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park

    Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park
    Officials in Forest Park will consider two applications to establish medical cannabis dispensaries in the west suburban village this month, but the location of at least one of the proposed facilities has raised concerns from some residents. "There is...
  • Gun shop proposal causes a stir in Niles

    Gun shop proposal causes a stir in Niles
    A plan for a gun shop and shooting range within walking distance of several schools is generating controversy in near northwest suburban Niles. The proposal has drawn complaints because the business would stand within walking distance of schools...