August 2015

Study shows UIC makes $4 billion impact on State of Illinois economy

A recently released University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) study found the institution pumped more than $4 billion into the State of Illinois economy in fiscal 2013…

Area aldermen agree to housing, jobs deal for Gateway project

Four West Side aldermen said “yes” to community groups’ demands that they seek a contract with the Gateway Development Partners for jobs and housing.

Governor appears to back off from advertising tax

A State tax on advertising, once listed as a possible revenue enhancer in the Bring Back Blueprint from Governor Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial run, has gotten pushback from an organization called No Ad Tax Illinois.

Ickes development main topic at Alderman Dowell’s 3rd Ward meeting

Redeveloping the site of the former Harold Ickes Homes was the main topic as Alderman Pat Dowell gave her quarterly report on the 3rd Ward at a community town hall meeting on June 18 at Liberty Baptist Church, located at 4849 S. King Dr. in Bronzeville.

CMK seeks zoning change for River South development in South Loop

Vacant parcels of land in the South Loop are not anything new. Certain lots have been empty for years. Developers come and go. Residents get excited or nervous about what will be built, but often the proposed development fails to materialize.

Createfest; Movies in the Park

Volunteer tutors are needed to instruct limited English proficient adult learners for 90 minutes per week at Aquinas Literacy Center

Festa Italiana coming to Taylor Street

Festa Italiana will be held on Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Peoria building to become condos after community opposition

Peoria building to become condos after community opposition LG Construction + Development, which had wanted to build an apartment building at 111 S. Peoria St., now plans to build condominiums there, according to Neighbors of West Loop (NoWL).

Tension between apartment, condo supporters at community meeting

Community members spoke out about an apartment building planned for 920 to 924 W. Lake St. at a meeting held July 7 at Merit School of Music. Condominium owners expressed dismay about having another apartment building in the area. Alderman Walter Burnett (27th) said developers in his ward who build apartments must set aside ten […]

Holy Trinity building closed

The Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church building at 1850 S. Throop St. closed on Sunday, Aug. 2. The Holy Trinity parish closed about ten years ago when it merged with St. Procopius, located about a block away.

Traffic study underway for Fulton-Randolph

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are conducting a study to assess traffic and curbside uses in the Fulton-Randolph area. Local groups are assisting the City in compiling research.

UIC Police warn of kidnap scam

The University of Illinois at Chicago Police are alerting the community to a scam that is targeting Chicago area residents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued information regarding a “virtual kidnapping” scheme in which individuals call claiming to have kidnapped a family member. While no actual kidnapping has taken place, the callers often use […]