Judge dismisses lawsuit to block Lincoln Yards TIF, says groups lack standing   September 16, 2019 By Alex Nitkin - A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit aiming to block the $1.4 billion subsidy the city approved for the massive Lincoln Yards development, dealing a setback to groups looking to prevent the controversial 23-year financing agreement from taking effect. The

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Aldermen set to weigh city sticker reforms designed to help black, low-income drivers September 16, 2019 By Heather Cherone - Aldermen are set to consider Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to block the city from suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid parking tickets while reducing penalties and offering debt relief to the city’s poor.
Heneghan unloads on ‘career politician’ Martwick, endorses primary challenger September 16, 2019 By Alex Nitkin - A simmering feud between two Northwest Side Democratic party leaders has boiled over into an all-out war. Tim Heneghan, who is the 41st Ward Democratic committeeperson, tweeted his support on Thursday for Chicago Police Sgt. Danny O’Toole, who is mounting

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Scooters are here – what to expect on your street (or sidewalk)

After about a year of negotiations between bureaucrats and tech companies eager to unleash the shiniest new thing in one of America’s biggest cities, all eyes are on implementation of Chicago’s scooter pilot. Two transportation experts: Audrey Wennink, the Director of Transportation at the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Kyle Whitehead, the managing director of public affairs at the Active Transportation Alliance, will discuss their hopes (fewer cars, more people using transit) and worries (safety and equity) about the four month scooter pilot. Plus, Nico Probst from Lime tackles other scooter FAQs.


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