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Lawrence Ave. Improvements Announced at Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber Meeting

By Mike Fourcher

Members of the Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce got a pile of good news this evening: A “major chain” is planning a brew pub near Ravenswood and Lawrence Aves., a new restaurant is preparing to open in the old Chicago Ale House location, a high-end wine and liquor store could be coming to Lawrence Ave. Read the Rest…

Local Incumbents Go Unopposed; Record Low Election Turnout

By Mike Fourcher

Yesterday Center Square-area voters decisively disproved the old political saying, “Good weather brings good turnout,” as less than a fifth of local registered voters saw fit to go to the polls. Perhaps it was because the area’s heavily Democratic voter base was unexcited by the GOP Presidential battle and every local candidate ran unopposed. Overall, Read the Rest…

Alderman and State Legislators To Sponsor Business Tax Credit Seminar

By Mike Fourcher

Next Wednesday morning, a pair of Center Square state legislators and an alderman will sponsor a briefing on state tax credits available to businesses in Illinois. The briefing, sponsored by State Sen. Heather Steans (D-7), State Rep. Greg Harris (D-13) and Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th), will held between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.¬†at Swedish Covenant Hospital Read the Rest…

First the Bad News, Then the Bad News: State Budget Briefing

By Mike Fourcher

Politicians tend to hold all kinds of community meetings on all kinds of topics. Some of them are useful, others are merely self-promotion vehicles. But Thursday evening State Sen. Heather Steans and State Rep. Greg Harris are planning a doozy that should be chock-full of terrible state budget facts. The legislators, whose districts represent the Read the Rest…

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