Englewood »

Englewood Lots Bought for a Buck Cheered by Mayor, Plan Expands to Austin

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the program will "take a vacant lot and turn it into a vibrant community."

Wicker Park »

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber Hires Erik Harmon Out of Mayor's Office

As the new executive director, he plans to make the chamber an invaluable resource for small businesses.

Bucktown »

WBEZ Producer's Comedy Show Flips the Script on Chicago Politics For Laughs

Mark Konkol will appear on stage with Justin Kaufmann's "Ald. Ed Bus of the 53rd Ward" at The Hideout.

West Ridge »

Neighbors on Edge Over Heavy Security for Proposed Marijuana Dispensary

Armed guards, armored plating and facial recognition for patients would be installed at a strip mall.

Gold Coast »

Near North Side Townhouse With Rooftop Deck, Garden For Sale: $2.95 Million

At 55 E. Erie St. Apt. SH-1, there are two fireplaces, two kitchens and a personal elevator.

Downtown »

Chuy, Rahm Clash on Number of Police on the Street

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of breaking a campaign pledge to hire 1,000 officers.

Bridgeport »

Mystery Signs on Morgan Street Question Bridgeport's Political Future

The tongue-in-cheek signs co-opt Bridgeport's nickname as "community of the future." 

Bronzeville »

Dyett Proposal Gets High-Profile Support at Board of Education Meeting

Dr. Timuel Black and the Chicago Botanic Garden supported a plan to make it a green "global" school.

Kenwood »

Obamas Recall Chicago Racism in Interview

President Obama told People magazine he's been mistaken for a valet and a waiter at a gala.  

Near West Side »

Objection Aims to Bounce Beukinga from 27th Ward Ballot

Beukinga wants to unseat veteran Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. in February.

Jefferson Park »

Candidate With Ties to Rahm: 'Unfair' to Tag Me as the Mayor's Guy

Michael S. Diaz, an attorney working for the state, said he will be independent from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Downtown »

March From Police HQ to City Hall Backs Reparations for Burge Victims

Protesters called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's support, a hearing and a vote in favor of reparations.

Uptown »

'The Pigeons Are Back': Uptown Residents Sound Off on the Pesky Birds

Tressa Feher, Ald. James Cappleman's chief of staff, said the office had received a few complaints.

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