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Downtown »

City Council 'Thoroughly Depressed' After Education Funding Hearing

Ald. Will Burns, chairman of the committee, said some testimony left everyone "thoroughly depressed."

East Village »

Will 'Sober Living' Home Permit Denial Lead to Closings Across City?

A Fresh Start looks to federal housing laws in deciding its next step.

Lincoln Park »

Transportation Fixes a Major Priority Before Finkl Redevelopment

North Branch Works held its final meeting Wednesday night to discuss plans for the industrial corridor.

Wicker Park »

'Mystery Storefront' Construction in Wicker Park Nears End

Two trees are being installed Friday and despite looking finished, no one knows the building's tenant.

Bucktown »

City Empowers Police Superintendent to Swiftly Shut Down 'Problem' Bars

The new ordinance follows a year of headline-grabbing incidents at or outside Chicago nightclubs.

Bucktown »

Family of Man Killed Near Dolphin Nightclub Sues City, Club Owner

The family of the victim, Deonta Jackson, 35, filed a suit against the city and the nightclub Monday.

Lincoln Square »

North Side Voters Send Mixed Messages About Rahm

Voters in several North Side 'hoods sent mixed messages between their mayoral and aldermanic choices.

Downtown »

Progressive Aldermen Getting Reinforcements on City Council

The seven remaining members of the Progressive Reform Caucus all won re-election.

North Center »

Damen Resurfacing From Diversey to Belmont Set to Start Friday

Resurfacing on Damen from Diversey and Belmont is expected to start Friday and last through May.

Downtown »

$1.5 Billion in Unpaid Tickets Could Be Huge Cash Cow for Chicago

The debt owed for unpaid parking, red-light and speed camera tickets far exceeds that in N.Y. and L.A.

The Loop »

Chuy Vows to Exhaust All Options Before Raising Taxes if Elected Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign accused Jesus "Chuy" Garcia of "stonewalling" and offering "zero" details.

Downtown »

Chuy Picks Up Progressive Endorsements, as Wilson Holds Out

Before Tuesday's election, Willie Wilson said he would endorse the mayor "under no circumstances."

Wicker Park »

1st, 2nd, 32nd Ward Races Off to Slow Start, Wicker Fieldhouse Open 'Til 8

Many voters were disappointed at the empty polls and low turnout.

Lakeview »

Voters Brave Cold, Wind to Vote in 44th, 46th, 32nd, 47th Wards

Lakeview voters said they showed up with hopes of a mayoral runoff and a change in the 44th ward.

Logan Square »

Council Seats Up for Grabs in 26th, 35th, 1st, 27th, 30th, 31st, 32nd Wards

The aldermanic races for wards largely covering Logan Square and Humboldt Park will be settled Tuesday.