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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Fed Up With Late Night Bar Tais Til 4, Lakeview Neighbors Push For Booze Ban On Block In Election

Some neighbors blame Tai's Til 4 for a fatal shooting outside the bar in February and pushed for the dry-precinct ballot measure to shut the bar down.

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New Restaurant Opening Across From California Blue Line In Logan Square

The new eatery, which will have a market component, is taking over the former Township spot at 2200 N. California Ave.

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Religious Services Should Be Moved Online As Coronavirus Surges In Illinois, Pritzker Says

Religious services should be held virtually to protect people as coronavirus resurges throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker said.