Chicago’s Department of Housing takes a major step toward transparency.
How an unwritten tradition among Chicago’s aldermen allows them to block affordable housing in white wards.
A proposal to add affordable apartments near O’Hare was denied, putting aldermen at risk of losing power through a lawsuit from the developer.
A challenge to the age-old custom of aldermanic prerogative finds a champion in a luxury developer pushing a building with affordable housing.
Yet another planned development with affordable units is killed on the northwest side.
Chicago vacation rentals—including ones listed on the popular home-share site—regularly flout city licensing rules. Several aldermen want that to change.
Residents meet their new alderman during a Lincoln Square traffic dispute.
Only a wealthy businessman stands in the way of the mayor’s $92 million South Loop arena and hotel plan.
After a new charter school opened in his ward, an alderman wants to know which kids have benefited.
As “little” LED billboards continue to flash all over the city, an ordinance addressing them is stalled in committee.
An 11th-hour effort fails to save the longtime home of Organic and Black Ensemble theater companies.
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?
In the face of community opposition, plans are withdrawn for a pawnshop at 79th and Western
What one vacant lot says about the future of devlopment in the city
Chicago aldermen have ranged from the corrupt and the racist to the gallant mavericks