Ald. Brian Hopkins (inset) said Lincoln Yards had more supporters than detractors at last week's zoning meeting. SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

Who Showed Up To Support Lincoln Yards Last Week? People Who Got Free Breakfast, Parking And Sterling Bay Coaching, Critics Say

Providing parking and food for speakers happens a lot, insiders say. But Ald. Michele Smith said the whole thing was a "charade."

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Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."

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Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.

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2,200 Nurses Strike At U of Chicago Hospital Over Short Staffing, Patient Safety

The hospital is on full bypass, asking ambulances to take patients to other hospitals.