29 min ago

Nine-story transit-oriented apartment project pitched for vacant Old Town lot

...developers presented their plan for a nine-story apartment project at the southeast corner of Sedgwick and Schiller in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Hosted by the Old Town Merchants Residents Association and...

...area requiring the developers to provide 20 percent affordable rate housing. In the case of 1355 N. Sedgwick, the project will build 15 percent of the units on-site and finance the remainder...

    Nine-story transit-oriented apartment plan pitched for vacant Old Town lot
    On Monday night, developers presented their plan for a nine-story apartment project at the southeast corner of Sedgwick and Schiller in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. Hosted by the Old Town Merchants Residents Association and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., the meeting provided the public with a first glimpse at the proposed development.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

36 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

10:30pm ARMED ROBBERY, together with GUNSHOT, at 1850 N Sedgwick

Late evening armed robbery of two individuals walking at 1850 N Sedgwick. Two black males (one about 6’2” and the other with a shaved head, about 5’10”, with earrings) approached victim 1 and demanded all belongings, then pistol whipped victim 1 on the head while also choking victim 1. They also demanded the belongings of victim 2, and when she refused, they fired their gun in her direction. Offenders fled in a grey or light SUV. Victims are ok and reported crime to police.

Police expressed that a high number of such crimes in Old Town (estimated 50) have taken place in the past week.

  • John S. I think your comment is narrow minded. Quite frankly, as a Black woman living in the Gold Coast, I cross the street if I encounter ANY unsavory character - Black, White, etc. I don’t just look for Black men.

  • I agree with Tracey, I always follow my gut- and am not embarrassed to start running if I feel uneasy about someone on the street, regardless of what he looks like or skin color.

10 hours ago

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22 hours ago

We deserve more from Commissioner Bridget Gainer

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/4-cook-county-board-members-missed-25-or-more-meetings-in-past-5-years-survey/ + she's been SILENT on Joe Berrios and on advocating for property tax equity -- all while dreaming of higher office.

    4 Cook County Board members missed 25% or more meetings in past 5 years: survey
    Cook County Board members have missed hundreds of meetings in the past five years, an investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC7 Chicago's I-Team has found - with four county commissioners absent at least a quarter of the time. Commissioner Bridget Gainer had the worst attendance record, records show.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

34 hours ago

4 days ago

Small change purse found at Lakeshore and Division bus stop on 1/18

Just email sbk616@yahoo.com and identify it.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Riverfront office and apartment complex among projects OK’d by Plan Commission

...in favor of a proposed redevelopment Old Town’s Father and Son Plaza at the 600 block of W. North Avenue. Developed by White Oak Realty Partners and designed by FitzGerald Associates Architects, the mixed-use...

Commission approves 12-story, 261-unit building at 609 W. North Ave. The developer of the $128 million project will provide seven affordable units on site and pay $2.37 million into the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund. pic.twitter.com/QkDQUcotOF — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) January 18, 2018

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...office and residential complex known as 700 at The River District was OK’d at 700 W. Chicago Avenue in River West. A joint venture between Tribune Media and Riverside Investment & Development, the redevelopment...

...s meeting saw the Commissioners approve plans for a one-story warehouse project planned at 2445 S. Rockwell Street in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and an amendment allowing the previously approved office tower...

...Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and an amendment allowing the previously approved office tower at 110 N. Wacker Drive to increase its floor area by 100,000 square feet...

    Riverfront office and apartment complex among projects OK'd by Plan Commission
    While River North's skyline-altering One Chicago Square was arguably the most high-profile project to be approved Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission, it wasn't the only major development to get the nod. A seven-acre office and residential complex known as 700 at The River District was OK'd at 700 W.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

Old Town’s Father and Son Plaza redevelopment returns with fewer units

...and Son Plaza is back with further changes. The latest version of the plan for 633 W. North Avenue was presented earlier this month at a community meeting hosted by 2nd Ward Alderman Brian...

    Old Town apartment proposal returns with fewer units
    After more than a year of discussions and design tweaks, the mixed-use development proposal for Old Town's Father and Son Plaza is back with further changes. The latest version of the plan for 633 W.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

6 days ago

Jan 13

Updated Jan 16

Looking for an expert tailor or seamstress

I have a long formal gown with lace. It needs to be taken in on the sides. Any recommendations in the neighborhood? I’m also open to going somewhere in Chicagoland.

Jan 15

Jan 13

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ADD ADDITIONAL DRYWALL TO COVER THE EXISTING CRACKS ,REPLACE KITCHEN FAUCETS, REPLACE 2 KITCHEN CABINETS, AND REPLACE 6 EXISTING INTERIOR DOORS. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING, NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1613 N. Mohawk St. Issued January 11, 2018 Comment

Jan 13

Jan 13

Critics Slam Senior Housing Center After Resident Dies In Elevator

Mildred Wright died in an elevator at Evergreen Towers, 1333 N. Cleveland. Her friends say she was having a medical emergency, but help came too late.

    Critics Slam Senior Housing Center After Resident Dies In Elevator
    (WBBM Newsradio) - The death of a woman at a senior living home has prompted her neighbors in Old Town to demand change. WBBM's Michele Fiore reports. Mildred Wright died in an elevator at Evergreen Towers, 1333 N. Cleveland. Her friends say she was having a medical emergency, but help came too late.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 12

  • STEM Students Unite

    Mrs. Story is asking for $1076.55:
    My students need a Stem Station to give them a balanced and equitable education. Our school would like to begin a STEM program but have neither the supplies or funds to bring this idea to fruition.
    Manierre Elementary School Comment

Jan 09

Redesigned Old Town apartment project to be discussed at community meeting

First revealed in late 2016 as a 14-story building containing 365 rental apartments, the mixed-use project at the corner of North and Larrabee was scaled back to 10 stories and 293 units. It was subsequently rejected in September due to lingering concerns over parking, traffic, and density.

Google Street View The Father and Son Plaza retail strip at 609-57 W. North Avenue.

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The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Latin School of Chicago at 59 W. North Avenue. The same project is also listed on the busy January draft agenda of the Chicago Plan Commission. The group is set to meet one week later on January 18th.

    New community meeting set for controversial Old Town apartment project
    After previous iterations failed to win over the local alderman and a number of neighbors, a freshly amended plan to redevelop Old Town's Father and Son Plaza will be discussed this week. First revealed in late 2016 as a 14-story building containing 365 rental apartments, the mixed-use project at the corner of North and Larrabee was scaled back to 10 stories and 293 units.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 08

Jan 08

Jan 08

Two accused of attacking woman, 63, during Old Town home invasion

Derdra Brown, 57, and Willie Polk, 49, allegedly forced their way into an apartment near the 1500 block of North Sedgwick Street in Old Town on Friday night and demanded money from the victim, who is Brown’s neighbor.

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Polk, of the 2700 Block of West Harrison Street in Lawndale, was repeatedly advised not to speak in court but insisted on telling Judge Clancy that Brown “did do that” and that he was “willing to help the state.”

    Two accused of attacking woman, 63, during Old Town home invasion
    A 63-year-old woman was left "bloody and battered" after a neighbor broke a bottle over her head during a home invasion, prosecutors said Sunday. Derdra Brown, 57, and Willie Polk, 49, allegedly forced their way into an apartment near the 1500 block of North Sedgwick Street in Old Town on Friday night and demanded money from the victim, who is Brown's neighbor.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 07

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CORRECTION TO THE EXISTING PLANS; UPGRADE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FROM 200AMP TO 600AMP 120/240 3-PHASE FOR 2 UNITS, STORE FRONT, AND PUBLIC METER

    1543 N. Sedgwick St. Issued January 5, 2018 Comment

Jan 07

Jan 06

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