West Loop residents are transforming a vacant lot at 37 S. Sangamon into a temporary community garden. [Moshe Tamssot]

How West Loop Residents Are Bringing Life to Vacant Lots With Kiddie Pools And Rainwater

A transportable community garden is sprouting across from Mary Bartelme Park with the help from harvested rainwater.

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Free Lincoln Park ‘ZooLights’ Begins Nov. 23 With 2.5 Million Lights

The 24th annual ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo brings out a crowd each year.

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Chicago Is Colder Than Alaska Today (And Yes, This November Has Been Brutal So Far)

It's not your imagination: Tuesday is the 8th straight day in a row of below-normal temperatures for Chicago.

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City Vows To Keep Mexican Culture Alive In Pilsen, Little Village With New Affordable Housing Plan

A proposed new pilot program would increase the city’s affordable housing requirement from 10 to 20 percent in the neighborhoods.