Artist Tara McPherson in front of a new mural she's working on along the front of the Cards Against Humanity building. Alisa Hauser/ Block Club Chicago

Could Chicago Become U.S. ‘Capital Of Street Art’? After Embarrassing Mistakes, Plan To Save Murals Emerges

Streets and San crews blotted out work by famous artists across the city. Now, an alderman and a city agency are on a mission to celebrate — not erase — such work.

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Hit-And-Run Driver Seriously Injures Person In West Loop, Police Say

The person was crossing near the Ogilvie train station when they were struck by a driver in a Dodge Charger, police said.

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Chicago Parks Have A Race Problem, New Report Says: Black, Latino Communities Get Less Funding

Parks serving black and Latino neighborhoods are less likely to have capital improvement requests approved, according to the report.

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City Council Approves New Pilsen, Little Village Affordable Housing Plan

The city’s affordable housing requirement increases from 10 to 20 percent in a 7.2-mile area on the city's Southwest Side.