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Controversial Lincoln Yards development moving forward

Controversial Lincoln Yards development moving forward

April 5, 2019

The Lincoln Yards development planned for 55 acres of former industrial property between Bucktown and Lincoln Park has undergone many changes since developer Sterling Bay’s initial proposal last May. It ha...

Fair tax organizations demanded a tax on the wealthy and corporations to solve the city and state budget crises.

Aldermen, fair tax groups propose solutions to CPS budget crisis

February 29, 2016

Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) will be giving Tax Increment Financing money—formerly committed to two projects in her ward—to the Chicago Public Schools, which is in the midst of a budget crisis, ...

Chronicle staff earns top honor

Chronicle named best newspaper in Illinois

March 3, 2014

The Columbia Chronicle was named best in state and collected 18 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association Feb. 22. The Chronicle, which was categorized as a non-daily at a college...

Tax hike could fizz out soda sales

Tax hike could fizz out soda sales

March 3, 2014

Trips to the vending machine between classes and frequent stops at gas stations will get more expensive if a new soda tax is passed in Illinois.The legislation would add a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary ...

Public funding, private brewing

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 4, 2012

The construction of a microbrewery in the Motor Row District has been approved by the Community Development Commission, a group that allocates tax increment financing funds. The brewery is the leading edge of the effort to cultivate a nightlife district on Chicago’s Near South Side.The Broad Shoulders Brewery is slated for 2337 S. Michigan Ave., one of many vacant buildings in the area. Construction of more restaurants, ba...

City, partners work to sell foreclosed houses in Humboldt Park

By Chris Loeber

April 2, 2012

Vacant buildings and empty lots dot the landscape of Chicago neighborhoods hit hard by the 2010 foreclosure crisis, but the city and its partners are collaborating to assist present and potential homeowners to revitalize these troubled areas.On March 14, Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development announced the TIF Purchase Rehab program that will offer forgivable loans for no more than 25 percent of the cost ...

‘Silly fouls’ assist in Wildcats Wild Win

By Nader Ihmoud

January 23, 2012

Freshman guards Karly Roser and Morgan Jones’ first game against their interstate rival, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s FightingIllini, turned into a nail-biter.The Northwestern University Wildcats lost a 10-point lead in the closing minutes of the second half but came out on top after Roser was fouled with two seconds remaining in the Jan. 16 game.Roser’s last-second free throw put the Wildcats up 59-...

Cursive writing becoming extinct

By Vanessa Morton

October 3, 2011

With technology of the 21st century constantly evolving, it’s no surprise that communication has become substantially easier. As computers continue to infiltrate our lives, keyboards and screens have replaced pen and paper. While technology has made everything more convenient, the art of writing may be at risk of being forgotten.This is a problem, as educational institutions across the United States no longer require their eleme...

TIF resolution approved

By Meghan Keyes

November 29, 2010

After being held in committee for 10 months, the Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance is inching its way toward potentially providing $100 million per year in affordable housing development and creating 3,000 jobs during the construction.As previously reported in The Chronicle on Sept. 13, the proposal would designate 20 percent of tax increment financing funds to develop affordable housing in blighted areas. TIF funds are collect...

Alderman proposes watchmen department

By Darryl Holliday

September 20, 2010

The term “forensic audit” is mildly deceptive, though according to a growing number of city and state leaders, it could be exactly what Chicago needs.Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) has most recently elevated the issue of a comprehensive audit through calls to open Chicago’s books.According to Adam Andrzejewski, founder and CEO of For the Good of Illinois, the issue is poised to be an important factor in upcoming ...

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