Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed into law measures to increase affordable housing and to expand access to a state energy program for low-income residents.
A deal reached between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a group of community activists on Wednesday would require affordable housing in Woodlawn near the proposed Obama Presidential Center, according to the Chicago Tribune. The proposed ordinance will set aside about 50 city owned vacant lots for affordable housing, according to the Obama CBA Coalition. The ordinance would also include a grant…