The Columbia Chronicle

Debate haunts development of last piece of river land

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 26, 2012

Construction on the last undeveloped plot of land along the downtown banks of the Chicago River will begin March 2013, despite concerns regarding traffic safety and population density in the area.Wolf Point, a 4-acre plot of land along the river near the Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, will become home to two office buildings and a residential tower, according to Greg Van Schaack, senior vice president of Hines...

The scramble for wards

By Editorial Board

November 14, 2011

Redistricting in Chicago reflects the city’s politics as a whole, which means it’s rarely clean or transparent. Despite losing approximately 200,000 residents in the 2010 Census, African-Americans are trying to hold on to 19 wards. Meanwhile, Latinos, the only major ethnic group whose population grew during the last 10 years, are fighting to attain 14 wards. Chinese residents would prefer that their enclave on the Nea...

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