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In Sunset Hills, Friedmann defeats Krueger

Cathy Friedmann, left, defeated Kurt Krueger, right, in last Tuesday's elections to become Sunset Hill's Ward 3 alderman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

Sunset Hills will soon have a new Ward 3 alderman after political newcomer Cathy Friedmann defeated incumbent Kurt Krueger in the June 2 municipal election that had been postponed from April. Friedmann defeated Krueger 310 votes to 232, or 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, to take the Ward 3 seat. Ward 1...

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The new Sunset Hills zoning code is back on the drawing board after the Board of Aldermen rejected the proposal from Houseal Lavigne during a special meeting Nov. 12. The zoning code rewrite has been a work in progress for the past three ...

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The widely debated issue of the Sunset Hills zoning code rewrite was at the forefront of most attendees’ minds at the first town hall held by the “Sunset Hills Neighbors” resident club Dec. 4 at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The ...

Sunset Hills sets up marijuana laws in advance of state’s approval of dispensaries

Sunset Hills sets up marijuana laws in advance of state’s approval of dispensaries

November 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com As the state prepares to issue licenses for medical marijuana facilities through the end of the year, Sunset Hills is updating its zoning ordinance in case one wants to set up shop in the city. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted un...

Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

November 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will get its first look at the city’s new zoning code and zoning map overhaul next week, after the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to consolidate the city’s current zoning code and bring into com...

Sunset Hills residents worry new zoning could add new cluster homes

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

August 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Concerns about making it easier for cluster home developments to come to Sunset Hills have dominated public comments about the city’s new proposed zoning code. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which will recommend the code to th...

Residents in Sunset Hills start the conversation on new zoning code

Residents in Sunset Hills start the conversation on new zoning code

July 23, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The rewrite of the Sunset Hills zoning code has some critics, including members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, wondering if the new code will make it easier for developers to build cluster homes. So far, the zoning code is just a draft...

New zoning code in Sunset Hills set for hearings; it uses guidelines over standards

New zoning code in Sunset Hills set for hearings; it uses guidelines over standards

June 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing on the city’s new zoning code in July and could vote on the changes in August. Board approval of the new zoning code will end a process that began in 2017 to have Chicago...

Tattoo parlors allowed in Sunset Hills after a tie-breaker

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tattoo parlors could soon set up shop in Sunset Hills after the Board of Aldermen voted April 23 to approve an ordinance that would add tattoo establishments as a use in the PD-LI Zoning District, with Mayor Pat Fribis casting the tiebrea...

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