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CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental regulations in the United States."
CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on the ballot for 10th Ward alderman in the Feb. 24 municipal elections.
CHICAGO | A vocal activist from the East Side neighborhood on several environmental issues will begin Monday his third attempt at winning a seat in the City Council.
CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.
CHICAGO | The asphalt yard behind Grissom Elementary School in Hegewisch floods after every big storm, but officials hope that's a thing of the past after the unveiling of a plan to transform the area into a green space that will drain much better.
Mann Park has been the hub of Hegewisch for decades but some say the aging facilities could use a face-lift.
CHICAGO | Two aldermen are sponsoring a hearing Tuesday to discuss the proposed development of a residential, retail and business community at the site of the former U.S. Steel Southworks plant located by the South Chicago neighborhood.
CHICAGO | Alderman John Pope, of the 10th Ward, in conjunction with the House of Blues and Trinity Knights of Columbus Council 3755 will provide a free Thanksgiving meal on Sunday.
CHICAGO | A Hammond-based company storing petroleum coke on Chicago's South East side has been cited for a host of alleged violations by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
CHICAGO | Crews began filming the latest "Transformers" movie sequel Friday at Grant and Millennium parks.
CHICAGO | The future of the former U.S. Steel South Works plant at 86th Street on Lake Michigan includes an upscale residential and commercial development between the South Chicago and South Shore neighborhoods that would include public parks along the lakefront.
CHICAGO | A student at George Washington High School told police a man grabbed her and tried to pull her into his car Thursday morning on the city's East Side.
CHICAGO | The environmental activists who opposed development of a coal gasification plant at the one-time site of Republic Steel on the city's Southeast Side said Wednesday they support development of an “energy park” to convert existing silos along the Calumet River into a renewable clean …
CHICAGO | The potential reopening of a landfill at the Chicago-Dolton border along 138th Street has two Far South Side aldermen at odds with each other. Yet it also has many of the area's residents feeling united.
CHICAGO | More than two dozen residents — most in opposition — turned out Wednesday at a meeting on a request by Pete's Fresh Market to sell alcoholic beverages in the East Side supermarket.
CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope will host a meeting Wednesday to discuss a possible liquor license for a local grocery store.
CHICAGO | For an area that has one of Chicago's oldest Spanish-speaking enclaves, the Southeast Side doesn't reflect that fact in its political representation in City Hall.
CHICAGO | All 10th Ward seniors age 60 and older are invited by Alderman John Pope to a free spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Knights of Columbus Hall, 11207 S. Ewing Ave.
Ozinga Brothers officials thought they were going to have a difficult time using a public hearing last week to explain the cement manufacturing plant they want to build. But Marty Ozinga IV wound up finding a magic word-jobs.
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