City officials and multiple alderpeople agree the Additional Dwelling Unit program deserves a boost. But amid political and logistical hurdles, they warn it will take time.
Could Lake Michigan be home to the largest lake wind farm in the country?
A bill passed in the state’s House would establish an offshore wind farm of more than 30 turbines. Is it worth it?
4 Ideas Being Floated for a More Effective City Council
More committees, better transparency and even Chicago-specific political parties have been proposed as the council looks to declare its independence.
3 Cities Chicago Could Emulate for Safer Buildings
Denver and New Orleans are all pushing to implement nationally recognized best practices on building inspections and fire safety while Chicago officials resist change.
Officials Search for Legislative Fixes To Cook County’s Convoluted Tax Sale System
The Cook County treasurer, a lawyers’ association and a local housing nonprofit have offered different ideas on how to revive delinquent properties.
Here are 4 ways the Bears could score public funding for a move — and why they’d all be controversial
The Bears say they aren’t looking for a handout, but they want ‘property tax certainty’ and public infrastructure spending in Arlington Heights. Here’s what that could look like.
Is Lightfoot’s Signature Housing Policy Working? Depends on Who You Ask
One visible metric shows a big slowdown in housing construction since the 2021 Affordable Requirements Ordinance took hold. But a deeper look shows a more complex picture.
Would Transit Ambassadors Improve the CTA?
Transit ambassadors are being introduced in transit systems from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Cleveland and Philadelphia but evidence of its effectiveness remains limited
City Plan To Ticket Drivers Who Block Bike Lanes Downtown Draws Mixed Reaction From Cycling Advocates
Even though it only applies to the Downtown area, some cycling advocates say the pilot program is a step in the right direction. Others say it’s light on details and doesn’t address pressing safety concerns.
Moment of Truth for the City Council Ethics Committee
A freshman alderperson is trying to breathe life into one of the least active City Council committees.