The map, created by New York City-based artist Jake Berman, shows what the "L" system would've looked like if the discarded "Loop Connector" plan had been approved. The plan, first proposed in the 1970s, called for dismantling the 1.79-mile circuit that forms an actual loop around Downtown and building east-west subway lines.Courtesy of Jake Berman

The ‘L’ Through The Years In Maps, Including The Loop Connector That Never Happened

Artist Jake Berman created four maps to illustrate the train line's past, present and what might've been.

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Man Shot By Police In Englewood Charged With Attempted Murder; COPA Asks For Witness Videos Of Shooting

Chicago police were not wearing body cameras at the time of the Sunday shooting, prompting the Civilian Office of Police Accountability to seek footage and information from the public.

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Downtown Shop Owners Clean Up After Looting: ‘This Is My Whole Life Savings’

Many of the shops were looted two months ago after protests demanding justice for the police killing of George Floyd. The latest looting came after police shot a man in Englewood.

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Pop-Up Coronavirus Testing Site Opens In West Ridge

The testing site will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday.