Burnett: spend TIF bucks on affordable housing

10/09/2009

Progress Illinois reports on the Sweet Home Chicago Coalition's campaign for more affordable housing. Ald. Walter Burnett (27th), whose ward includes parts of the West Loop and Near West Side, is crafting an ordinance calling for 20 percent of tax increment financing dollars to go towards affordable housing. Read More...

Olympic decision is a triumph for the nerds

10/02/2009

Windycitizen.com founder and editor Brad Flora on why Chicago didn't score the 2016 Games. Read More...

Photos of the Board of Trade in 1971

09/25/2009

Gapers Block has posted a series of beautiful black-and-white photographs of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1971. A fascinating glimpse into a long-gone commercial demimonde. Read More...

Chicagoans for Rio pushes Brazil for 2016

09/24/2009

Anonymous Chicagoans have set up new Web site (with lots of bells and whistles, by the way) backing Rio for the 2016 Summer Games. Read More...

This week brings the annual World Music Festival

09/18/2009

Musical acts from around the world with hit venues in the Loop, Millennium Park, the South Loop and other locations starting tonight. Read More...

Public housing revamp has left promises unkept

09/03/2009

The Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation "gave residents reason to expect speedy redevelopment, then dashed their expectations and subjected them instead to years of uncertainty," according to a new report by a housing advocacy group. Read More...

Olympic funding issues

09/03/2009

Chicago 2016 chairman Pat Ryan wishes financial guarantees for an Olympics Games here could have been resolved earlier. Read More...

Shooting at State and Randolph leaves one dead

08/27/2009

Police shot and killed a man brandishing a knife at a busy Loop intersection this afternoon, the Tribune is reporting. Read More...

Few seats for applicants to elite schools

08/25/2009

For the 2008-2009 school year, some 15,000 students applied for 3,000 seats in Chicago's elite, selective-enrollment high schools. That number increased to more than 16,000 for this school year, the Tribune reports. Read More...

Experts dispute 2016 economic effects

08/24/2009

Crain's surveyed economic forecasters to check the jobs and economic benefits envisioned by an Olympics here in 2016 and much touted by backers of the bid. Says forecaster: "The Olympics in Chicago would be cool. But don't expect them to make you rich." Read More...