A plan to preserve 19 Queen Anne-style worker cottages built in the 1880s on the Near West Side was approved by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Katy Gallagher

Save These 130-Year-Old, Queen Anne-Style Worker Cottages Near Taylor Street, Landmarks Group Urges

The Claremont Cottages evoke the sense of a "small village of somewhere other than Chicago; like you're in another country," one preservation leader said.

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Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

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Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.