Many residents spoke out against more rental units coming to the West Loop, stressing homeowners provide stability to a neighborhood; renters come and go quickly. Alderman Walter Burnett said preferring renters only or homeowners only is a form of “unconscious discrimination” and he’s fed up. Burnett joins us to discuss what measures he’s putting in place to make sure the area is a mixed community. Carla Agostinelli, executive director of the West Loop Community Organization, also joins us talk about how to promote a responsibly diverse community.
The Congress Parkway bridge over the river finally re-opened a few weeks ago. If you’re like most of the thousands of people who drive it every day, you probably don’t realize the bridge is officially named for Clarence Wagner.
For more than a decade, Chicago's West Loop area, the neighborhood just west of the Kennedy Expressway, has been a destination for cutting edge eateries and chefs trying new concepts.In late February, chef Jared Van Camp opens his latest venture Nellcôte.
The Sun-Times reported that Rosie O'Donnell will NOT be moving to Chicago, instead opting to commute from her home in suburban NY.I think it's a great move that Rosie O'Donnell is coming to Chicago to tape her OWN network show in the Harpo Studios space.