Ald. Brian Hopkins at Thursday's Plan Commission meeting.Jonathan Ballew / Block Club Chicago

Lincoln Yards Plan Unanimously Approved By Key City Commission Over Public Outcry

"The last time a government body in this room was asked to make [a] similar momentous decision in so little time was — the parking meter deal."

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Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.