Author Archives: Eddie Linker


Ranch Reporter now Available!

Ranch Reporter September 2019


Our letter to Mayor Lightfoot


Well there might be a plan, but do you really need to see it

What if we actually give the residents of Chicago a voice in the biggest development in a Century. What if the city stepped up and really wanted to be visionary? Perhaps a legacy for mayor for generations? What if they … Continue reading


Why is this so Difficult

Ranch Triangle Community Conservation Association wants to inform our neighbors and community about the plans for Finkl redevelopment and beyond.  Why isn’t full disclosure in everyone’s best interest? Attached  are the exchanges between Alderman Hopkins and Ranch. Posted below is … Continue reading


Why All The SECRECY?

Curious about the plans for Lincoln Yards? How big is Lincoln Yards going to be?  Is it only the old Finkl site? Why are plans released on a need to know basis? Read Ranch President Reatha Kay’s most recent letter … Continue reading


Why is a ‘Once In A Generation’ development so reticent with respect to sharing details?

What are the plans for the former Finkl Steel Site on Cortland Ave? Here is a link to RANCH’s questions for Sterling Bay and the Alderman representing the area. RANCHAug.13LtrtoAldHopkins


To Infinity and Beyond–Finkl Redevelopment

You deserve a voice in this self-described “once in a generation” development. 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins has called a community meeting regarding the Lincoln Yards Planned Development Proposal at: Near North Montessori School – Gymnasium  1434 West Division Street  … Continue reading


Extra! Extra! June Ranch Reporter in now available!

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Finkl Steel is being redeveloped as Lincoln Yards. How will it affect RANCH Residents

CAC Process Issues Summary Letter(fnl) Here’s the latest letter from the local community groups April 12, 2018 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins 1400 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622 RE: Lincoln Yards Community Advisory Committee Dear Alderman Hopkins: Thank you … Continue reading


North Branch Park Preserve Coalition Meeting

Thursday April 19, 2018 Little Sisters of the Poor 2325 N. Lakewood Ave Chicago, Illinois 60614 6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.