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18th Street Bridge to Open Monday April 13th

18th Street Bridge to Open Monday April 13th

The 18th Street bridge has been closed since December for some reconstruction. According to a call to “311,” the bridge will re-open to traffic on April 13th. The bridge was open to pedestrians on Saturday.  

South Loop Residents Warming to DePaul Arena

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South Loop Residents Warming to DePaul Arena

After months of community meetings, worrying about their property values and even watching houses move from one lot to another, Prairie District residents in the South Loop are coming to accept – sometimes grudgingly ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­– the expansion of McCormick Place and construction of a new DePaul arena. “I realize that it’s an opportune time to […]

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Fire at South Loop Firehouse Restaurant prompts Landmarks Illinois to take action

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Fire at South Loop Firehouse Restaurant prompts Landmarks Illinois to take action

A fire at a South Loop firehouse-turned-restaurant in early December has prompted Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit preservation organization, to beef up its efforts to prevent future fires caused by construction-related accidents in historic buildings. The extra-alarm fire on 1401 S. Michigan Ave. was contained but caused heavy damage. Evanston resident Duane Yost, who was at the scene of the fire, […]

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Unequal Chicago: Local Politics Weigh in

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Unequal Chicago: Local Politics Weigh in

The University of Illinois at Chicago hosted some of Chicago’s longtime political veterans and social advocates in their discussion with the author of a new book exclusively about Chicago’s struggle with race and inequality. “How, we ask, can a city as great as Chicago have as much inequality and disparity as it does?” asked Teresa Córdova, […]

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Austin Community Garden Will Provide Community With Easier Access To Fresh Produce

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Austin Community Garden Will Provide Community With Easier Access To Fresh Produce

The lot across from Velda Brunner’s home on the 300 block of North Lotus Avenue in the Austin neighborhood has been there for years, she said. And after the owner of the property lost it to foreclosure, it became a flat dump filled with garbage and debris. “We constantly had to call 311 for someone […]

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Click to Help Stop the Internet Slow Lane

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Click to Help Stop the Internet Slow Lane
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Englewood School Repurposing, So Fresh Saturdays and More RAGE Updates!

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Englewood School Repurposing, So Fresh Saturdays and More RAGE Updates!

Englewood School Repurposing Update In case you were wondering what is happening with all the Englewood schools that were shuttered last year, we wanted to provide you all with a status update in regards to our work we’ve been in engaged in over the past 18 months. The Journey….. As mentioned at our last Englewood Village […]

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