Lincoln Yards: More Aldermen Speak Out Against the Development

While the Lincoln Yards megaproject may have earned the unanimous recommendation of the Chicago Plan Commission last week, at least ten alderman—including some members of the City Council’s Zoning Committee—say that they intend to hold up the controversial $6 billion development. On Wednesday 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman, who replaces embattled 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis as […]

48th Ward Candidate for Alderman: Harry Osterman

The Sun-Times Editorial Board sent the candidates running for 48th Ward alderman a list of questions to find out their views on a range of issues facing the city and their ward. Harry Osterman submitted the following responses (the Sun-Times does not edit candidate responses): Who is Harry Osterman? He’s running for: 48th Ward alderman His political/civic […]

City Council Approves Senior Housing Ordinance

To raucous cheers and applause, the City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a housing ordinance tailored to protect seniors living in buildings undergoing major repair work. The Chicago Relocation Plan Ordinance requires developers to go through a laundry list of checkpoints as they plan to renovate and rehabilitate senior buildings. Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) introduced […]