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  • Ald. Tunney polls community on moving Pride Parade downtown

    Ald. Tunney polls community on moving Pride Parade downtown
    Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) is asking the public: Should the annual Pride Parade move from the Lakeview neighborhood he represents to downtown? In a survey he posted on his aldermanic website, Tunney said he wants to hear from community members, including...
  • Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up
    The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year. The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
  • Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list

    Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list
    Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while facing allegations later deemed credible. The Committee on Workforce Development and Audit recommended making...
  • Wrigley Field remake approved; lawsuit threat looms

    Wrigley Field remake approved; lawsuit threat looms
    The Chicago Cubs earned another victory Thursday from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks — the second in a year — but it's beyond the outfield of their historic stadium where their unfinished business remains. The unanimous decision gave...
  • Landmark commission to vote on proposed Wrigley Field changes

    Landmark commission to vote on proposed Wrigley Field changes
    Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
  • Ricketts pitches benefits of stadium renovation to business group

    Ricketts pitches benefits of stadium renovation to business group
    As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group. Ricketts cited the millions of people who...
  • Tunney seeks restrictions on shop owners' tobacco sales

    Tunney seeks restrictions on shop owners' tobacco sales
    Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
  • Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot

     Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month. The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
  • Pedicab paralysis

    Pedicab paralysis
    Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park. That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...
  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
  • Rooftop owners agree not to sue Cubs if only 2 signs

    Rooftop owners agree not to sue Cubs if only 2 signs
    Six weeks after the Chicago Cubs told rooftop owners they were done negotiating, the rooftop businesses are looking to strike a deal over signs at Wrigley Field. Two owners said Thursday that the rooftop businesses have agreed not to sue the team if...