Humboldt Park has undergone big changes over the past decade or so. The neighborhood experienced a development rush starting in the late '90s. That bumped up housing prices and displaced some residents and small businesses.
Travel through some parts of the South Side these days. The emptiness is startling.The void is particularly noticeable along the Metra Rock Island line. I take this line daily between downtown and my house.
In Chicago’s run off election on April 5 some ten Cook County communities will ask voters to weigh in on a proposed tax increase. The ballot referendum includes an estimate of the impact the hike would have on homeowner’s tax bill.But some say the figures are a gross under-estimate.
Each Monday here on Venture, we aim to give you a headstart on the week's business news in Chicago. We want to get insight into the health of the economy by exploring how people all around us are experiencing it.
There's a new head of the body that oversees alcohol and cigarette sales laws in Illinois.Gov. Pat Quinn has named Gloria Materre to be the next executive director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.