Category Archives: Politics

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

‘Madigan’s tax increase’ boosts Rauner for 2018

by RUSS STEWART Mike Madigan, like that poetic old gray mare, just ain’t what he used to be. The speaker is no longer the undisputed master of Springfield. He has failed his

Lawmakers discuss veto override, tax increase

by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI and AGNES CONNOLLY Some Northwest Side legislators discussed the end of a historic budget impasse and the Illinois General Assembly’s override of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a budget

Milwaukee-Wilson affordable housing plan not moving forward; tax credits had been sought

by BRIAN NADIG A developer had been seeking low-income housing tax credits for a possible 43-unit residential development at 4601-11 N. Milwaukee Ave., but the project is not moving forward. The development

Legislators discuss plan for elected school board

by AGNES CONNOLLY Local legislators discussed bills that were recently approved by the Illinois House and the Illinois Senate that would create an elected Chicago Public Schools board instead of an appointed