Since assuming office following her historic election in 2019, Mayor Lightfoot has undertaken an ambitious agenda of expanding opportunity and inclusive economic growth across Chicago. She led the city through the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic with tough, fair leadership — all while keeping or overdelivering on campaign promises.
Construction on the $43 million development at 79th and Halsted streets is expected to start Wednesday, with the city promising that pending projects in other areas will follow.
The plan to convert 1.75 miles of unused railroad corridor into an environmentally rich haven is closer to reality and is being hailed as a beacon for Black Chicagoans.
Chicago’s comprehensive push to address homelessness prevents pandemic crisis seen in other major cities
From Los Angeles to New York, homelessness is reaching crisis levels in major cities around the country. But in Chicago, the city’s aggressive and comprehensive response to the problem during the pandemic prevented a surge in numbers.