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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Avondale Hackerspace Volunteers Make More Than 4,500 Face Shields For Essential Workers

"The fact that we had so many people who were desperate for anything to protect them against getting infected just cried out for whatever help anyone could lend."

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Health Care ‘Superheroes’ From Around The World Share Real Stories Of Fighting Coronavirus, Thanks To An Uptown Doctor

The Healthcare Heroes Project highlights stories of doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘So Full Of Life’: Beloved Wicker Park Neighbor Geraldine ‘Geri’ Baginski Dies In House Fire At 76

Geraldine "Geri" Baginski, 76, was a devoted member of St. Helen's Parish Catholic Church and a champion of historic preservation and the arts in Wicker Park.