July 2014

Pilsen residents hold vigil to oppose construction of metal shredding plant

In an ongoing effort to prevent a metal shredding facility from being built in their community, activists and residents in Pilsen recently held a candlelight vigil…

ATA wants to close Taylor Street, other streets to cars

The Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), a Chicago-based group advocating for increased bicycling, walking, and public transit, has called for more car-free public streets and plazas in the city and recently released a list of 20 locations where it would like to see cars banned.

Nobu tells West Loop of plans for new hotel and restaurant

Alderman Walter Burnett (27th Ward) led a community meeting on June 10 that enabled West Loop residents, business owners, and community groups to hear from attorneys and an architect, as well as air their concerns, about a proposed Nobu hotel and restaurant on Randolph Street.

Grant Park: Chicago’s front yard gets a face lift, amenities

Chicago’s front yard, Grant Park, is undergoing a major transformation as many park projects are under construction or are in the planning stages, including the much-anticipated Maggie Daley Park, a new skate park, a refurbished Northerly Island, and even a bank branch.

Townhouses likely to be built at 35th St. and Parnell Avenue

A proposal to build four six-unit townhouse buildings with 44 parking spaces in a 38,000-squarefoot vacant lot on the southeast corner of 35th Street and Parnell Avenue at 3505-3531 S. Parnell received the green light at the City Council Zoning Committee’s June 23 meeting.

Rev. Jerry Boland leaves Holy Family Parish after 12 years of big changes

After a dozen years leading Holy Family Parish through rejuvenation and growth, the Rev. Jerry Boland left as parish administrator at the end of June to become pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview, IL. His move is the result of the Archdiocesan policy of relocating parish priests to a different church every 12 years.

RFMA suggests business zoning for Lake Street

The Randolph/Fulton Market Association (RFMA) has called for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development to change the Fulton Market Innovation District plan, DPD’s initiative to coordinate development in the West Loop.

West Loop groups, aldermen discuss parking in area

West Loop residents and business owners recently met to resolve the “day tripper” parking ban that has caused concern in recent months.

Summer Camps; Farmers Markets; Fiesta Del Sol

Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Registration has begun online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com and in person for Day Camp for youngsters ages six through 12.

Slow metal shredder process

Concerning the question of whether to allow construction of a metal shredding facility in Pilsen, we urge Alderman Daniel Solis and the City to…

UIC discovers immunity molecule

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered how a protein molecule in immune cells, NFGATc3, promotes the production of nitric oxide, which helps defend the body from bacterial attack.

Alternate Forms of Transportation are Desirable, but Closing Taylor Street Would be a Disaster

Earlier this year, the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA), an organization that advocates for increased bicycling, walking, and public transit, called for creating more car-free streets and plazas in Chicago and released a list of 20 streets and locations where the organization would like to see automobiles banned.