OIG report finds Streets and Sanitation isn’t enforcing the Chicago Recycling Ordinance; City’s minority- and women-owned business contracting program gains support for extension; Housing Committee meeting canceled
An eventual Chicago casino should take up at least 10 acres downtown and include a hotel, restaurants and hundreds of above-ground parking spaces, according to nearly a dozen developers and gambling industry leaders.
News in brief: Ald. Lopez calls for movement on proposals held up in committee; City could give first COVID-19 vaccines by end of year.
Aldermen voted unanimously on Tuesday to expire the 2-year-old Pilsen Landmark District but rejected a separate proposal to temporarily freeze demolitions in the neighborhood, delivering a mixed verdict to Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25) and his supporters.
Aldermen on Wednesday will consider extending the city’s diverse hiring rules for construction programs through September 2021 while a consultant completes a “disparity study” on the program.
A controversial proposal to cement a historic landmark district in Pilsen is set to meet its fate on Tuesday, potentially ending a nearly two-year battle that has pitted neighbors against city planning officials over the future of the neighborhood.
News in brief: Public comment period opens for RMG’s East Side metal recycling plant; City shuts down 300-person Wicker Park basement party
The City Council approved a $94 million property tax increase as part of the $12.8 billion budget last week, but some aldermen are already planning to find alternate revenue for the 2022 budget now that the holiday weekend is over.