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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Nighthawk Can Serve Liquor Again After Bar Patrons Pay Off Nearly $10,000 In City Fines Through GoFundMe

The Albany Park bar had to stop selling booze after racking up steep fines from the city. But its fans stepped up to bail them out.

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Welcome Back Lounge Bringing ’70s Vibes And Comfort Food To Logan Square

The owners of The Whale and The Vig are behind the new spot, which celebrates "our school house years of the 70s and 80s.”

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After City Rejects 500-Unit West Loop Project, Developer Surprises With New Plan — But Burnett Isn’t On Board

One leader called the last-minute changes to the plan "unacceptable." The developer now aims to build two buildings near Union Park.