Water Elementary needs room to grow, but not at the expense of the school's beloved garden and ecology program.Patty Wetli/Block Club Chicago

Lincoln Square Parents Fought For New School Annex, But Now It Could Destroy A Beloved Garden

Waters Elementary is slated to get a $24 million annex, but the community is prepared to fight to save the school's renowned garden from the bulldozer.

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Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

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Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.