A new memorial at Ping Tom Memorial Park was finished for just two days before someone vandalized it. [GoFundMe]

New Chinatown Mural Vandalized With ‘XXXTENTACION’ Tag Just 2 Days After Artists Finished It

In the wake of the vandalism, the Chinatown community rallied together to raise money to fix — and seal — the mural.

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Senior Veteran Housing Complex Likely Coming To The West Side After Key Vote

The development will bring 75 units of affordable housing for veterans to an area easily accessible to the city's VA hospitals.

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Faster Trains Are The Only Hope For Blue Line Riders Packed Into Crowded Trains, CTA Says. Until Then — Try The Bus

Substations will eventually allow the CTA to power faster trains on the Blue Line in the next two to two-and-a-half years, a spokesperson said.

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‘She’s A Bother To No One’: Bucktown Neighbors Angry At CTA For Removing A Bus Bench Where Homeless Woman Sleeps

The bus bench, which Maria uses as a bed, was removed over the weekend to the dismay of Bucktown neighbors. One of those neighbors replaced the bench with an old wooden one for now.