Good choice

05/27/2009

The three-way intersection of 14th, Throop and Blue Island is a good choice for the new 12th District police station. The police shop will be set up close by Engine 18’s new fire station, opened in August at 1360 S. Blue Island. Read more...

The right approach

South Loop parents are taking educational planning seriously

05/27/2009

For the last several months, the Jones College Prep local school council has held special meetings following its regular sessions to discuss Chicago Public Schools’ apparent plans to build Jones an entirely school structure with some kind of access for South Loop students. Read more...

Meet up

CHA should restore security funding

05/20/2009

It’s disturbing that as Westhaven Park Tower approaches its three-year anniversary, residents and condo owners still appear to be talking past one another. Condo owners say housing authority leaseholders living in the building and their guests cause a disproportionate amount of problems, and are costing them money they can’t afford and don’t want to pay. Read more...

The right mix

Pick Pete's

05/13/2009

The neighborhoods that surround the empty parcel of land at the southeast corner of Madison and Western avenues are remarkably diverse. There are hundreds of families who formerly lived in the Henry Horner Homes and Rockwell Gardens in the area, renters in East Garfield Park, longtime homeowners living south of the Eisenhower in Tri-Taylor and new upper middle class residents living east of Western Avenue. Read more...

Parking, parking, parking ...

05/06/2009

When you go to a community meeting about development, planning and zoning changes in the South Loop and West Loop, the conversation often shifts to parking — and what many residents see as the distinct lack of it. Read more...

Not that catchy

Great concept, poor theme for new restaurant

04/22/2009

Jim Andrews’ heart — and his money — are clearly in the right place. Read more...