Category Archives: Portage Park

16th District to target problem buildings; aldermen plan rally in support of police

by BRIAN NADIG The 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District is looking to step up enforcement against the owners of buildings where drug and gang activity has been reported. The district held an

Neighboring alderman speaks out against Northwest Hwy plan; project supporters seek to end segregation

by BRIAN NADIG A Northwest Side alderman is publicly opposing a zoning proposal in a neighboring ward, a move considered "unusual" since aldermen usually stay out of other aldermen’s wards and affairs.

Sears site at Six Corners being marketed for new tenants

by BRIAN NADIG The site of the Sears Department Store at 4730 W. Irving Park Road is being marketed for new commercial tenants. Up to 127,106 square feet of "anchor space" is

Ald. Arena pledges to bring 50 CHA units to the ward

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has pledged to bring 50 Chicago Housing Authority-sponsored apartments to the 45th Ward by the end of his term in the spring of 2019. Arena

Starbucks with drive-through at 6 Corners moving forward

by BRIAN NADIG A proposal to build a Starbucks coffee shop with a drive-through facility at 4151 N. Cicero Ave. appears to be moving forward after design changes were made at the

City zoning committee to hear cases on NW Side proposals

by BRIAN NADIG The rezoning of a Chicago Housing Authority-owned building in Independence Park and a two-flat in Old Irving Park are among the local projects on the agenda of the City