An early morning shoveler in front of Big Star, paving a safe way for commuters. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Be Safe Shoveling: Snow Pounding Chicago Is Wet And Heavy As Heck, Increasing Health Risk

Chicagoans have to shovel their sidewalks, but this "very heavy" snow could prove dangerous.

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As Other Cities Replace Water Lines Without Tearing Up Streets And Trees, Chicago Refuses To Try It: ‘The Old Chicago Way’ At Work, Critics Say

Cities like Toronto and Evanston are using a cheaper and less invasive replacement technology, cured-in-place pipe, but the city water department rejected it after a "tainted" pilot program.

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Mamby On The Beach Canceled, High Lake Levels And Endangered Birds Blamed

The cancellation comes after weeks of meetings between event organizers, the Chicago Park District and environmental groups, who wanted the event moved.

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Rock The Badges Takes Over Six Corners This Weekend

Money raised at the event is donated to charities that benefit the families of fallen police officers and firefighters.