A CPS high school planned for the Near West Side, an area that includes the West Loop, is up in the air. Stephanie Lulay/ Block Club Chicago

Near West Side Would Get A New $70 Million High School Under Proposed CPS Budget

West Loop neighbors advocating for the school have set their sights on the soon-to-be-vacated Chicago Police Academy building.

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Near West Side Shooting Wounds Man, 27, Walking In Alley, Police Say

The shooting happened Wednesday night in the 1900 block of West Maypole Avenue.

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Battle Between Wicker Park Developers Over Jam-Packed Corner Heads To Court: ‘The City Should Just Fold Now’

“I am the poster child for greater zoning on that corner because it is so close to the el stop,” the developer behind the massive tower told Crains.

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Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.