Elaine Chen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /  @elaineywchen


City Council Approves $175 Million In Spending on Obama Presidential Center

In a 47-to-1 vote, the Council approved measures including the closure of Cornell Drive and Marquette Road and the widening of Lake Shore Drive and Stony Island Avenue.


May 24, 2018

CPD Implements New Crime Intelligence Technology in UChicago's District

The technology includes ShotSpotter gunshot sensors and Strategic Decision Support Centers, police station rooms where analysts develop crime prevention strategies.


May 21, 2018

Chicago Plan Commission Votes in Favor of Key Obama Center Proposals

Hours before the meeting started, both supporters and opponents of the proposals gathered outside City Hall, where they passionately chanted in favor of their respective sides.


May 17, 2018

Chicago Boricua Resistance Protest IOP Event Outside Quadrangle Club

Protestors condemned the guest speaker for “privatizing Puerto Rico.”


April 6, 2018

Piemonte Condemns Rent Hikes in Properties Across From Obama Center

"'The gouging has begun before a shovel has pierced the ground for the Obama Center,' Piemonte wrote."


April 2, 2018

CBA Coalition Protests Rent Increase, Hairston Warns It Not To “Deceive the Public”

Alderman Hairston denies support for the Coalition’s demand for a CBA Ordinance


March 29, 2018

The CBA Coalition protests outside Alderman Cochran's office


March 29, 2018

CBA protest photo

Parrish Brown, an activist with the CBA Coalition, urges aldermen to pass a CBA ordinance outside Alderman Cochran's office


March 30, 2018

Tarver Wins 25th District Representative Primary

Tarver will run unopposed in the November general election


March 21, 2018

McKibben Campaigning

Grace Chan McKibben, a candidate for the 25th district house seat, conducts a meet-and-greet in Sanctuary Cafe.


March 19, 2018