Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) and the Avondale-Logandale School community celebrating the construction of a pedestrian island at Kimball and Wellington avenues.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Dangerous Kimball Avenue Intersection Gets Pedestrian Island After Years-Long Community Effort

School leaders and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), who championed the project, convened at the newly-installed island Friday morning to celebrate the community's tireless advocacy.

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No, You Cannot Ride An E-Scooter On The 606 (But People Are Doing It Anyway)

Scooters are filling the Bloomingdale Trail — and runners, walkers and cyclists are annoyed.

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The Really Serious Guy In This Guy Fieri Meme Is Chicago Alderman Brian Hopkins — A Fan Of Flavortown

Guy Fieri went table to table "riffing" with customers, but he skipped the alderman's booth. "I must have looked too mad for him," Hopkins said.

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Uptown Kids Need A New Gym, And Aldermen Say They’ll Fight Mansion Owners ‘Tooth And Nail’ To Make It Happen

McCutcheon Elementary students were thrilled when they got funding for a new gym annex — but a neighboring homeowners association is suing, saying the gym would disrupt their community of historic mansions.