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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Children's garden proposed for Winnetka

    Children's garden proposed for Winnetka
    Hoping to encourage local families to develop a better appreciation of nature, officials with the Winnetka Community House said this week that a children's garden soon could be sprouting up in the village. Tim McCabe, the executive director of the...
  • 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...
  • Black Ram revises patio plans

     Black Ram revises patio plans
    The Black Ram restaurant has revised plans for an outdoor dining area in hopes it can overcome neighbors' concerns about noise from music and patrons. Instead of appealing a decision by Des Plaines officials to deny a permit for a 1,500-square-foot...
  • Community leader convicted of theft from Severn condo association

    Community leader convicted of theft from Severn condo association
    An Anne Arundel County woman once honored for her activism pleaded guilty Thursday to misusing nearly $74,000 of her community association's money. Wanda Brooks Hebron pleaded guilty to one count of theft scheme of more than $500 in Anne Arundel...
  • Des Plaines burger joint expanding

    Des Plaines burger joint expanding
    In December 2012, Chicago-born brothers Ricardo Talavera and Alfredo Esparza took a big risk and opened American Wildburger, a fast-casual restaurant that advertises itself as a gourmet and health-conscious dining experience. Now, they're ready to...
  • Proposal for testing facility in River Forest is withdrawn

    Proposal for testing facility in River Forest is withdrawn
    A laboratory testing company has withdrawn an application to open a facility in River Forest following community protests over the proposal. EMSL Analytical Inc. had proposed opening a facility to test construction materials, food products and...
  • Hearing on Northbrook development proposal postponed due to overflow crowd

    Hearing on Northbrook development proposal postponed due to overflow crowd
    A public hearing on a proposed housing development that would take up part of a golf course in unincorporated Northbrook was postponed Wednesday afternoon after a crowd of about 300 filled the Northbrook Village Hall beyond capacity. The development,...
  • Grayslake allows backyard chickens

     Grayslake allows backyard chickens
    Sue Sturm gave her daughter, Natalie, a congratulatory high five after the Grayslake Village Board unanimously approved allowing chickens in back yards. Natalie, 15, said she had already purchased equipment to build a coop in her back yard and vowed...
  • Enfield Planning And Zoning Commission 7/17 Meeting Agenda

    The planning and zoning commission will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 820 Enfield St. Below is the agenda as posted on the town website Thursday morning: ENFIELD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING AGENDA...
  • Chickens could be in Grayslake yards this summer

    Chickens could be in Grayslake yards this summer
    Natalie Sturm is ready to order her chickens. The 15-year-old proponent of backyard chickens in Grayslake heard good news at the village's committee of the whole meeting recently, when members unanimously agreed to vote on an ordinance at their next...
  • The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion

    The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion
    The news from the casino industry in Atlantic City, N.J., has been implacably, relentlessly horrific. Over the weekend the owners of Trump Plaza, formerly a signature property on the boardwalk, said they expected it to close in September; the resort's...