Navy Pier amid the polar vortex, taken from a helicopter.Courtesy of Barry Butler

Meet The Man Who Braved Chicago’s Polar Vortex To Share Photos Of Its Brutal Beauty

“Bad weather is great for photography,” photographer Barry Butler said.

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Explosion, City Shutdown Won’t Stop State EPA From Letting General Iron Move To The East Side

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency cannot deny a permit "based upon allegations that a source is violating" the permit's requirements, a spokesperson said.

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City Officials Approve ‘Roadmap’ For Attracting Development, Arts And Culture To South Shore

The plan focuses on upgrading 75th and 79th Streets from Stony Island Avenue to the lakefront.

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Here’s How to Buy Thousands of Chicago Park District Plants Going Unused In Pandemic

The plants were meant for city parks, but, due to the coronavirus, the Park District can't hire seasonal staff to do landscaping work.