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Lawrence Ave. redevelopment moving forward after nearly 15 years of delays

by BRIAN NADIG The Chicago Plan Commission at its Feb. 16 meeting unanimously approved a proposal to redevelop vacant lots at Lawrence and Laramie avenues following 15 years of delays. The City

Local Crime from 17th District 2-11-17

A MAN REPORTED that a man attempted to rob him at gunpoint at about 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the 5300 block of North Sawyer Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park)

Local Crime from 16th District 2-15-17

A 17-YEAR-OLD teenager was fatally shot at about 9:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the 5300 block of West Foster Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police. A 16-year-old teenager reported

Emanuel’s fund-raising effort doesn’t impress

  by RUSS STEWART The mayor better step up his game if he wants to continue to reign. That pithy rhyme characterizes the plight of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is going to

41st Ward budget voting starts Feb. 17; residents will choose among several community projects

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman Anthony Napolitano is holding a participatory budget vote for 41st Ward residents age 16 and older starting Friday, Feb. 17, through Friday, March 10, at the ward office

Local Crime from 17th District 2-4-17

A 15-YEAR-OLD youth was shot during a suspected drug deal at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the 3800 block of West Lawrence Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department of