Chicago citizens group Residents Against Upzoning recently rallied residents of the 45th Ward and its surrounding communities to join them at City Hall and protest plans to build large residential developments in Jefferson Park.
The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) paid out $1.5 billion last fiscal year, mostly on benefits to retirees. But it only earned $7.8 million on its investments, according to a filing it made with the Illinois Department of Insurance.
The Earle STEM Academy chess players proved they were no pawns at the U.S. Chess Federation SuperNationals tournament in Nashville, as they captured three trophies over the three-day tournament in early May.
A consortium of Illinois mayors has gone public – to a degree – with its fight against a possible statewide property tax freeze, telling residents that as great as a freeze might sound, it could destroy their communities.
Chicago-area hotels had no reservations about contributing big chunks of change to city aldermen who made it almost impossible for Airbnb to find a home in the big city, a government accountability group said.
Indiana might be too far away to care what a Chicago alderman has to say about the state, but alienating residents of the neighborhood where he wants to put a housing complex might not be the best sales pitch for Chicago 45th Ward Alderman John Arena.
The Cook County Republican Party has named real estate broker Muzammil "Matt" Kader Lashkariya its new 50th Ward Republican committeeman, the party announced recently, although the appointment is already in effect.