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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.
About $3.4 million of the money will be spent on 10 e-buses. Another $13.2 million will be used to upgrade the Chicago Avenue Garage in Humboldt Park — the first location to be fully equipped to handle electric buses.
Chicago faces a $127.9 million budget deficit in fiscal 2023, a gap smaller than in the previous year given a rebounding economy and stronger-than-expected revenue picture.
The city will partially power the airports, Harold Washington Library, the Jardine Water Purification Plant and other buildings with solar energy from a new Downstate plant.
Ten public plazas are coming to Chicago’s neighborhoods thanks to city grants, officials announced Thursday. The plazas will be used for pop-ups, art, entertainment, gardening and more, according to a city news release. They’ll be built and managed by community groups...
“Lollapalooza is not only a significant economic driver for our city, but a truly iconic Chicago summer festival,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “I am thrilled to come to this agreement that will ensure Lollapalooza is here to stay for the next decade — bringing...
Google’s plan to expand in Chicago by taking over an iconic building gives added credibility to the city’s efforts to be seen as one of the nation’s top tech centers. The tech giant will move into the James R. Thompson Center and is expected to add up to 5,000 jobs...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order Thursday preventing city agencies, including Chicago police, from investigating or assisting other state's investigations of those who come to Chicago to have an abortion or to seek reproductive access.
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