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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Molotov Cocktails Found Outside Lakeview Synagogue Won’t Deter Congregation: ‘We Will Rise Above The Fear … Arsonist Hoped To Instill’

Police are trying to identify the man captured on surveillance video outside Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation in the 500 block of West Melrose Street.

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Feminista Jones To Discuss The Power Of Black Women On Twitter At Two Chicago Events

The writer and activist will discuss complexities of race, class and gender with Block Club Chicago's Jamie Nesbitt Golden.

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Baby Eastern Black Rhino Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

The calf, who does not yet have a name, was born to Kapuki Sunday evening.