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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Ahead Of Trump Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities, South Side Clery Offer Help To Immigrants: ‘You Are Not Alone’

The faith-based leaders want to connect immigrant families to legal help, mental health services and serve as a sanctuary to those who need it.

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Northwestern Buying Entire Old Irving Park Block — Including The Former Sabatino’s Building

The shuttered Sabatino’s will be demolished along with The Fairbrother Funeral Home and two apartment buildings on Irving Park Road.

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Tank Noodle Is Coming To Old Irving Park — With A Full Bar And Vietnamese Cocktails

The new location will have a cocktail menu that will feature Vietnamese drinks infused with alcohol.