Next meeting
Housing and Real Estate Committee
Thursday January 3rd 2008 at
City Hall council chambers
2nd floor at 11:00 am

More information on the January 3rd meeting here.

The alderman will submit the substitute ordinance, download a copy here for approval on the mentioned date.


On Wednesday 12-12-07, City Council is expected to vote on the resolution that would grant them the authority to acquire the 4800 block of North Western Avenue for private development, including Chicago Soccer, The Dental Corner, and Decorium Furniture. As you heard Wednesday night, if this resolution passes and the owners don't sell, the city can condemn them through eminent domain. We can't allow this to happen. These businesses are not blighted, and they are not for sale - and the ONLY way to protect them from condemnation is for the city to NOT authorize their acquisition.

Save Lincoln Square will hold a rally at 9am this Wednesday before the City Council meeting (which will convene at 10am) to urge the aldermen to vote against this resolution. We encourage you to attend and bring your neighbors and friends. The Lincoln Square business owners need you to make your voice heard!

Any questions please call 773-271-2255 and ask for Imre Hidvegi.


Contact Alderman Schulter at 773-348-8400 or and tell him you oppose the use or threat of eminent domain for private development in the Western Avenue North TIF area.

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