An archaeological dig is underway at a mid-19th century home that some Old Irving Park residents believe may have ties to the Underground Railroad.MG Group / DNAinfo

Was This Irving Park Home Part Of The Underground Railroad? Archaeologists Aim To Find Out

The home was built in 1856 for John Gray, the first Republican Sheriff of Cook County.

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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.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.