The 46th Ward has high numbers of low-income and homeless people, but it’s also seen an explosion of high-end developments.
Tracing the shifting meaning and fashionability of the word ‘progressive.‘
With rising rents pushing residents out of their neighborhoods, affordable housing groups are making choices about supporting Lincoln Yards.
The plans to build a mini-city along the North Branch of the Chicago River have been winding their way through the byzantine City Council process for the last year. The $6 billion project, known as Lincoln Yards, is one that Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to lock in before he leaves office in May. But with the clock ticking, public money on the line, and a heated runoff election just weeks away, the development along the muddy riverfront is leading to a lot of political mudslinging at a pivotal moment in Chicago.
Chicago’s zoning committee advances $6 billion project after four hours of discussion and public testimony.
Chicagoans on both sides of the controversial $6 billion development have been jockeying this week ahead of a critical zoning vote Thursday.
It’s the final countdown! Chicago’s municipal elections are next Tuesday. Voters will get to pick from 14 candidates to be the next mayor and pick someone to represent their neighborhood too. This week, WBEZ’s team of political reporters will answer your last minute questions and introduce you to a person taking his job as citizen very seriously
A South Side resident is taking his role in the democratic process seriously.
Half of Chicago’s census tracts were considered middle income in 1970. Today, that’s down to 16 percent.
Johnny O’s has been reinventing itself for decades. Now, the hot dog stand and convenience store is adding wine tastings.