Ida B. Wells was a pioneer in investigative journalism, documenting lynchings across the United States. [Wikimedia Commons]

With Ida B. Wells Street, Chicago Getting Its First Ever Downtown Street Named For A Black Woman

After a century, the journalist and civil rights leader will finally get her due, her great-granddaughter said.

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Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Less Than 30 Percent Of Chicagoans Who Asked For Lead-Testing Kit Got Results, Officials Say

Data gathered as part of a study of 510 homes found that 22 percent of residences with new water meters had elevated levels of lead, the mayor’s office announced last week

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After Developer Nixes Demolition Plans, City Has Until Next Year To Make A Decision On Controversial Pilsen Historic Landmark District

Instead of razing three buildings on 18th Street, the developer now plans to rehab the buildings. Previously the Landmarks Commission and City Council would've been forced to make a decision on the district by August.

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Pilsen Nonprofit’s 45-Unit Affordable Apartment Plan Gets Mixed Reaction From Neighbors

If approved, the $20 million affordable housing building would be built at 1850 S. Racine Ave.