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Lone Star state officials pursue Chicago business

Texas economic development officials have been in Chicago this week in an attempt to woo businesses to move to the Lone Star state, according to a news release.

New housing, retail developments coming to Woodlawn

Efforts to revitalize the South Side community of Woodlawn are getting a boost in the form of 34 new homes and a $28 million mixed-use development, Preservation of Affordable Housing Chicago announced on Friday.

POAH is an affordable housing nonprofit with offices in Chicago and Boston. The organization currently owns and operates about 9,000 affordable homes in nine states and the District of Columbia.

Tyson Foods, Chicago Urban League partner on hunger awareness program

A partnership announced Thursday between Tyson Foods, the Chicago Urban League and the Greater Chicago Food Depository will work to combat food insecurity, which presents a daily challenge to thousands of Chicagoans.

Mayor Emanuel makes another plea for Obama administration to do more on guns

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and mayors from around the country called on the Obama administration Wednesday to do more to keep illegal weapons off city streets while Chicago experiences another violent summer.

Navy Pier celebrates Centennial year

Improvements to Navy Pier will continue beyond this year’s Centennial celebrations as one of Chicago’s most-visited tourist destinations continues to plan beyond its 100th anniversary, Marilynn Gardner, the pier’s president and CEO, told members of the City Club last week.

Navy Pier opened in July 1906 and has frequently played host to events and other cultural offerings through its first 100 years. During World War II, the pier served as a U.S. Navy training site.

Lightfoot and Angelo to appear on Chicago Tonight

Lori Lightfoot, chairwoman of Chicago's Police Accountability Task Force, and Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo are scheduled to appear on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Monday evening. The pair are expected to discuss a report the task force released last month entitled “Recommendations for Reform:  Restoring Trust between the Chicago Police and the Communities They Serve.”

Divvy offering free rides for Earth Day

The city of Chicago will celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22 by offering residents free Divvy rides.

On Friday, Chicagoans can go to any Divvy kiosk in the city and receive a 24-hour pass, which typically costs $9.95, for free. The passes allow riders to take unlimited 30-minute trips throughout the day at no additional charge.

Candidates for Chicago mayor in 2019?

It is never too early to discuss the next election, or even one or two more down the line.  At Wednesday’s City Club luncheon, “A Crisis of Confidence:  Police, Chicago’s Public Schools, Finances & the Mayor’s Ability to Lead,” the conversation turned to who might enter the 2019 election for mayor in Chicago.

Advertising conference to explorer technology’s effect on advertising law

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) will host its annual, two-day Advertising Law & Policy Conference in Chicago next week. This year’s conference will examine the impact of technological advances on legal and policy issues in advertising.

Now in its 12th year, the ANA Advertising Law & Policy Conference will include panel discussions, speaker presentations and interactive programs. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will give the keynote address at this year’s conference.

MPEA seeks restaurant developer for space in America Book Company Building

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority is seeking a developer for a restaurant that will be located on the first floor of Chicago’s historic American Book Company (ABC) Building.