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Chicago teachers fight for affordable housing in contract negotiations

Public school teachers will strike on the issue of housing.

City Council approves controversial marijuana zoning ordinance

Chicago’s Black Caucus wanted to delay the measure.

Navy Pier flyover won’t open until spring 2020 now

The bike path project faces another delay.

Residents don’t want to raise property taxes to balance the budget, city survey says

Residents would cut budgets for development and housing

Chicago voted best big city by ‘Condé Nast Traveler’ readers

The travel magazine recognized Chicago for architecture, museums, culinary scene, and friendly people.

An ornate French Renaissance auditorium is for sale in River North

The Murphy Auditorium was built in 1926.

Historic Illinois Governor’s Mansion will close for more renovations

The 164-year-old estate finished a $15 million renovation in 2018.

Chicago’s scooter pilot program is ending soon, what’s next?

Officials are evaluating the safety and impact.

South and West side small business fund gets $3.6M boost

Chicago’s Entrepreneurs of Color Fund now exceeds $9 million.

Chicago makes it harder for blind pedestrians to cross streets safely, lawsuit says

A class action lawsuit was filed against the city’s transportation department.

Architect, affordable housing developer will lead Chicago Housing Authority

Angela Hurlock will chair the board.

Chicago overhauls punitive vehicle ticketing and debt collection

The high cost of minor violations has sent residents into debt

What Mayor Lightfoot’s cannabis ordinance means for Chicago

The sweeping zoning measure aims to prioritize ‘victimized’ communities over the city’s downtown business district.

The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook digs deep into the meaning of home

A new Chicago anthology from Belt Publishing

ICE wants to recreate Chicago in new ‘urban warfare’ training facility

The "hyper-realistic" mockup homes will include dishes on the table and toys in the yard.

City installs barriers to protect roads, beaches, and paths from rising water levels

Lake Michigan’s high water is taking a heavy toll on beaches, trails, and other waterfront infrastructure.

A higher tax on luxury real estate sales is one of Lightfoot’s new revenue solutions

Lightfoot’s administration is committed to a graduated real estate transfer tax

On 100th day, Lightfoot recaps progress and commits to prioritizing affordable housing

The mayor and her transition team met at Kenwood Academy on the South Side

Department of Housing adds new policy director with background in fiscal analysis

The policy analyst and author starts in September

Chicago budget town halls aim to explain how city will spend on infrastructure

Plus, a city survey asks residents what budgets should increase or decrease

How Chicago’s alley system could be a creative space

Alleys keep the city clean, but could they also be spaces for art studios and bike shops?

Officials begin plans to develop vacant corridor near 95th Street terminal

Transit-oriented development could boost the economic growth on the South Side

New laws protect immigrants renting property in Illinois

Governor Pritzker signed the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

Get a peek at the $7.6M Tribune Tower condo

Soaring ceiling heights and dramatic Gothic windows

Former Michigan Avenue Apple store considered for marijuana dispensary

Mag Mile high?

Old warehouses in Humboldt Park revived as 6-acre creative office campus

Ratio Architects is the designer for Humboldt Lit

Three takeaways from city’s casino survey results

Residents are mostly optimistic

Chicago casino will struggle to attract developers, study says

High taxes, low profits and unfavorable sites could keep potential operators away.

Construction on two Metra stations starts up again after state funding kicks in

The work on stations in Auburn Park and Edgewater was planned years ago

ComEd’s grazing goats stop by Federal Plaza

The animals help the utility company manage vegetation under its power lines.

Tribune Media’s River District interests buyers as potential casino site

The 37-acre waterfront site went up for sale in February

Midway is ranked worst airport in the country

The lack of amenities and frequent delays are a bummer

Chicago is still nation’s ‘rat capital’ but rodent complaints are down, study says

Midwest rats are just hardier

Chicago streamlines process that ‘hampered’ developers ability to build affordable housing

Obtaining affordable housing tax credit will be clearer for developers

Via expands citywide and launches $2.50 rideshares

The flat-rate rides are meant to supplement public transit

Delight in these award-winning bungalow gardens

New and long-time bungalow owners showcased their best garden work

What’s at stake for Chicago in the 2020 census

The city is broadening efforts to make sure every resident responds to the census

New housing policies for exiting prisoners will ‘stabilize neighborhoods’, report says

Expanding post-incarceration resources will help create stronger neighborhoods

A Chicago casino is getting built, share your thoughts on a city survey

The mayor’s office will release results in August