City officials opened the new Little Italy library branch at 1336 W. Taylor St. Tuesday. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

New Little Italy Library Branch With CHA Housing ‘The Renaissance Of Taylor Street,’ Ald. Ervin Says (PHOTOS)

The building — which sparked controversy in the neighborhood when it was announced — will include a mix of CHA, affordable and market-rate apartments.

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Next Stop, Outer Space: Jefferson Park Blue Line Stop Has Some Surreal New Signs

The $25 million renovation of the Jefferson Park Blue Line stop now includes some surreal bus shelters.

Chicagoans Rattled After Getting ‘Extreme Alert’ Text From City, But It Was Only A Test

An "extreme alert" test sent out by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications scared some residents into believing it was the real thing.