Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mayor Daley on Tuesday swept aside aldermanic complaints about his cost-cutting plan to switch street sweeping from a ward-by-ward to a grid system and reduce the number of sweepers by 34 percent.

“If this side of the street is one ward and the other side [isContinue...


Friday, March 19, 2010

The paint is dry, the photographs are framed and the Legos have been arranged in an uncanny likeness of Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras. It is time to unveil the much-anticipated Chicago Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists.

The show, which opens its two-week run at 7 p.m.Continue...


Sunday, March 7, 2010

If you’re not doing anything the evening of March 19, you might consider a visit to the Johalla Projects Gallery in Wicker Park for the opening of the “Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists” show.

There’s a good chance that attendees will encounter one of the following:Continue...



Sunday, February 7, 2010

The parking meter lease saga continues, as CBS 2 reports that under the city’s lease agreement with Chicago Parking Meter LLC, it could be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to the company for revenues lost when the city closes metered spaces forContinue...



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Led by WPB, neighborhoods increasing opportunities, spaces for artists; encouraging environmental pursuits; working to maintain individuality.

When Red Hen Bread opened in the mid-1990s, the only other business along that stretch of Milwaukee Avenue was a carwash, remembers owner Robert Picchietti.

The area — home to oneContinue...


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Drivers and political opponents reacted angrily to Mayor Daley’s proposal for a five-minute grace period on expired parking meters.

Mayor Daley is hoping the proposed grace period after parking meters expire will get Chicago drivers – angry about the privatization of the city’s meters and theContinue...


Wednesday morning, just outside City Council chambers inside City Hall, an embattled Mayor Daley offered Chicago motorists a bit of a break.

If approved by the City Council, the Mayor wants to allow any motorist one free pass on an expired meter ticket per year.

But, thereContinue...



Thursday, December 31, 2009

The sheer sticker shock won’t be quite as bad as last year — and this time you can leave the bulky bag of quarters at home — but Chicago parking meter rates go up again Monday.

Drivers will pay anywhere from a quarter more an hourContinue...


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The sweeping changes in the city’s parking meter system have proved a mixed bag for Melody Fillier.

The new option of paying by credit card is a plus — no more bags of quarters to cart around. Having to walk back to the car and putContinue...



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On a recent Wednesday evening, with hours of summer daylight left, dozens of people were out enjoying the Bloomingdale line, a dormant railroad right-of-way that runs 2.7 miles across the northwest side, 15 feet above its namesake street. They strolled, they jogged, they cycled, andContinue...