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2 days ago
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
May 21, 2020, 6am PDT
Chicago residents will have the option of building coach houses or convection units if a new law passes as written through the Chicago City Council.
Chicago Cityscape
May 19, 2020, 6am PDT
Kanye West is renovating his childhood home on the South Side of Chicago, but hasn't always had the permits to do the work until after the fact.
Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2020, 9am PDT
In an effort to elevate a standard of care for livestock, an ordinance sponsored by Ald. Anthony Napolitano seeks to regulate fowl and livestock animal ownership within city limits.
Chicago Tribune
March 19, 2020, 10am PDT
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to introduce legislation that would relax zoning restrictions on coach houses, known widely as accessory dwelling units, in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times
March 19, 2020, 7am PDT
A new level of enforcement would keep bus lanes clear in Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2020, 6am PDT
Bike counts and bike share rides are increasing in two of the country's largest cities as commuters look for transportation modes that allow for physical distancing.
The New York Times
March 15, 2020, 9am PDT
Chicago warehouses were once built with architectural flair, but today’s industrial structures don’t come close.
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2020, 6am PDT
An infamous site has new development life after developers returned to the public with a revised project proposal.
Chicago Tribune
March 10, 2020, 11am PDT
Planning conferences are among the events experiencing the effects of Coronavirus mitigation measures.
Chicago Tribune
March 5, 2020, 6am PST
State legislation would preempt local governments that block the construction of accessory dwelling units, known locally as coach houses, to increase the supply of affordable housing options in the state.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 4, 2020, 8am PST
The city of Chicago continues to see a decline in population, including tens of thousands of African-Americans who have left in recent years.
The New York Times
March 2, 2020, 11am PST
The NBA star says bikes have played an important role in his life, and he wants young people to have the same access and freedom that biking gave him.
February 25, 2020, 7am PST
Chicago is late to the game on all-door bus boarding, but that will change this summer.
Chicago Tribune
February 23, 2020, 7am PST
The city’s South Side residents need more transit options, but an extension of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line would be a costly and less effective alternative.
Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2020, 11am PST
A plan for the riverfront property would bring thousands of housing units to the historically industrial area.
Chicago Tribune
February 11, 2020, 8am PST
The controversial tax break known as TIF looks headed for reforms in the Windy City, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot promises reforms that ensure more equitable application of the benefits of TIF.
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2020, 5am PST
The city is losing black residents, but those who stay are relocating to parts of the city with less transportation access and opportunities.
Streetsblog Chicago
January 28, 2020, 7am PST
Plans to extend The 606 bike and pedestrian path north to the planned Lincoln Yards mega-development project recently took a crucial step forward.
Chicago Tribune