Dave Glowacz

Independent journalist Dave Glowacz does audio and print reporting on Chicagoland government. Find his work at chigov.com, and follow him at facebook.com/insidegov .

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Inside Chicago Government arms Chicagoans with images, sound, & text that help them shape the decisions made by the invisible others who influence their lives.
MAR 29, 2021

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APR 26, 2021
A rendering of the first phase of the Lincoln Yards plan that was presented to the Chicago Plan Commission on April 15. [Department of Planning and Development]

A developer’s about-face in its first stage of building the Lincoln Yards megadevelopment illustrates how much latitude the firm has been given to reshape its massive plans — shutting out public input in the process, some neighbors argue.

Sterling Bay presented the first construction planned in its sprawling Lincoln Yards campus to the Chicago Plan Commission during a public hearing on April 15.

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Change-up in Lincoln Yards plan prompts questions over community vetting

A rendering of the first phase of the Lincoln Yards plan that was presented to the Chicago Plan C...
DEC 22, 2020
Chicago Budget Director Susie Park during a virtual 2021 budget hearing


In the 2021 Chicago budget approved last month, city budget documents attributed $43 million of a $93.9 million property tax increase to a "loss in collection" shortfall.

At a November presentation, city Budget Director Susie Park said that this was “the result of a lawsuit that the city lost."

Near half of 2021 Chicago property tax hike stems from pension lawsuit

Chicago Budget Director Susie Park during a virtual 2021 budget hearingIn the 2021 Chicago budg...
JUN 26, 2020
The city of Chicago's spending on the Covid-19 emergency—about $31 million to date—has been held to account by a little-known aldermanic working group. But its future is uncertain.
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Future of aldermanic group probing mayor's pandemic spending is unclear

The city of Chicago's spending on the Covid-19 emergency—about $31 million to date—has been held ...
MAY 01, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks in October at an announcement of the INVEST South/West Initiative. (Provided)


Among the hundreds of items passed by the Chicago City Council at its April 24 meeting was funding for Mayor Lori Lightfoot's nascent INVEST South/West project.

Announced last October, the mayor's project aims to reinvigorate the West and South Sides, in part by jumpstarting local businesses.

City Council approves TIF to fund INVEST South/West, but some aldermen not on board

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks in October at an announcement of the INVEST South/West Initiative. ...

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Inside Chicago Government arms Chicagoans with images, sound, & text that help them shape the decisions made by the invisible others who influence their lives.