The ban on development in East Village hits a snag.
The city held its official Veterans Day ceremony last Tuesday at the new Soldier Field. It was, city officials proclaimed, a twofer event–a chance to honor vets, and a chance to show off the war memorials that were part of the $680-million project. “Before, Soldier Field was just a name,” 11th Ward alderman James Balcer, […]
The city admits its panhandling ordinance was unconstitutional.
The rise and fall of grand plans for a South Loop gallery district.
Mark Weinberg wins a battle in his ongoing war against any force that tries to silence him.
The road rage murder of bike messenger Thomas McBride finally goes to court.
Bicyclists’ rights advocates felt optimistic in April when the Illinois senate passed the Bicycle Safety Restoration Act by a vote of 54 to 0. But last week the measure died in the Illinois house’s judiciary committee, which deadlocked on the bill and prevented it from moving forward. Illinois bicyclists haven’t had liability protection since 1998, […]
Developers are in a fending
The west-side courthouse was supposed to be a done deal–until angry locals made Daley blink first.
A fired teacher is back but owes thousands in legal fees.
Biker’s Update: Boub Reconsidered By Jeff Balch On October 22, 1998, bicyclists in Illinois lost one of their basic rights. “On my way to the office that morning, if I’d ridden into a sewer hole and gotten badly hurt I had a chance of being protected by liability law,” says Randy Neufeld, director of the […]
WNIB owners Bill and Sonia Florian finally decided the cash was too good to pass up.
Lakeview residents put asid their trepidation and welcome a Deborah’s Place shelter into the old convent at Saint Alphonsus.
Opponents of the Pilsen TIF score an upset.
ron Rakow used his temporary relase from prison to forge a lasting bond.