Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Commission goes against wishes of Ald. Napolitano and approves 297-unit plan

by BRIAN NADIG The Chicago Plan Commission at its July 20 meeting went against the wishes of Alderman Anthony Napolitano (41st) and approved a proposed 297-unit apartment complex near Higgins and Cumberland

Aldermen say property tax bills reflecting 10% tax hike necessary

by Agnes Connolly The second installment of property tax bills that are due Aug. 1 and feature a 10 percent tax increase in Chicago are necessary, according to representatives for some local

Home features life-size playhouse

by BRIAN NADIG Tucked in the basement of a mid-century modern home in Sauganash at 6282 N. Kolmar Ave. is a life-size, custom-built playhouse that entertained the Hohmeier children while they were

Starbucks planned for former Brown’s site at Lawrence & Central

by BRIAN NADIG A Starbucks coffee shop is planning to open inside the former Brown’s Chicken restaurant at 5601 W. Lawrence Ave. “Brown’s Chicken closed their doors (in late December). It didn’t

Petition clears way for more liquor businesses

by BRIAN NADIG A successful petition drive to lift a ban on the sale of alcohol in a portion of the Norwood Park commercial corridor opens the door for additional liquor establishments

Council seeks input on playlot design

by BRIAN NADIG The Wildwood Park Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, to gather community input on a new playground design for the park, 6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.