Luke Hammill,

Luke Hammill

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Luke:

$20 million wrongful conviction settlement headed for divorce court

Juan Rivera, who spent 20 years in prison in the Holly Staker murder case, is battling estranged wife over whether payment is 'martial property' → Read More

Mayor Motley files defamation suit against Waukegan activist

Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley and city employee Jorge Torres claim local activist Margaret Carrasco has defamed them in flier circulated just days before the Democratic primary election. → Read More

County breaks ground on 220-unit North Chicago public housing development

The vacant Marion Jones Townhomes on Sherman Avenue are set to undergo a nearly $50 million redevelopment. → Read More

Honduran families in Waukegan tell Schneider stories of gangs, violence

Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) heard the stories of Honduran refugees in Waukegan on Wednesday. → Read More

Clean power advocates challenge Cunningham at new mayor's first full meeting

Clean Power Lake County activists packed the Waukegan council chamber for Sam Cunningham's first full meeting as mayor and demanded a transition plan for the city's coal-fired power plant on Lake Michigan. → Read More

As Election Day approaches, some races turn negative

Candidates are urgently campaigning with only days to go until Election Day, and the tone in some Lake County races has taken a contentious turn as would-be officeholders seek an edge. → Read More

McDonald's headquarters move to Chicago leaves a gap in Oak Brook

Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more. → Read More

Chicago Pilsen neighborhood warehouses turning into office space

A Chicago developer plans one of the biggest office projects in the Southwest Side neighborhood in many years, totaling 200,000 square feet and costing as much as $35 million. → Read More

District 60: Suspects identified in theft of superintendent's personnel file

Waukegan police continued to investigate the local school district superintendent's missing personnel file. → Read More

Lake County Board chairman reveals he's gay at tolerance event

In the wake of what they called "reports about incidents of hate, intimidation and division in Lake County," local leaders on Tuesday morning held an event promoting tolerance at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, where they told stories of fear among minority communities and brainstormed ways to be more inclusive. → Read More

Gurnee student found dead at Miami University had passion for helping less fortunate

A Miami University police report reveals details surrounding Erica Buschick, an 18-year-old girl from Gurnee who was found dead Jan. 20 in her dorm room. → Read More

Woman shot in Waukegan during carjacking attempt

A woman in Waukegan suffered a gunshot wound during a carjacking attempt early Saturday morning, according to police. → Read More

Long-planned Vancouver waterfront project becoming reality

A property that had been dedicated to a sprawling industrial site. Prime downtown real estate. Massive public investments in infrastructure. Visions of luxury apartments, trendy restaurants and hotels, and new public open spaces. → Read More

Demolition of Lake Oswego's oldest home blocked by court ruling

Lake Oswego's oldest home will likely not be demolished following a Thursday ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court that reverses a lower court's decision. → Read More

Private casino backers trying again in Wood Village

The duo behind numerous failed efforts to build a private casino in eastern Multnomah County said Friday that they are determined to try again, announcing they have secured an option on 33 acres north of Interstate 84. → Read More

New 30-story tower planned at site of temporary homeless shelter

A permit application filed with the city of Portland indicates that a downtown property used earlier this year as a homeless shelter may eventually be home to a 30-story tower. → Read More

Hood River signals an end to short-term rental debate

After appointing a new member, the council voted 4-2 to direct staff to draft rules that would require short-term rentals in residential zones to be operated by permanent residents. → Read More

Lotus Cardroom and Cafe closing to make way for hotel

The Lotus Cardroom and Cafe, a downtown Portland staple since 1924, announced that it will close Aug. 20, as a developer plans to demolish the bar and build a new 20-story boutique hotel. → Read More

Up to 1,200 more apartments proposed for South Waterfront

Four seven-story buildings proposed for Portland's South Waterfront area could bring as many as 1,200 new apartment units and 14,000 square feet of retail space, city records show. → Read More

Wildfire near Unity quickly grows to 500 acres; cause unknown

A wildfire that broke out Sunday afternoon in Eastern Oregon is rapidly growing, and crews expect winds to push it toward the small town of Unity. → Read More