Activists protest the Lincoln Yards and The 78 developments Wednesday outside City Hall.Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago

As Newly Elected Aldermen Protest Outside, City Council Approves $1.6 Billion Lincoln Yards, The 78 Projects

The massive projects, particularly Lincoln Yards, had been controversial in the months leading up to the vote.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published
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Near West Side Shooting Wounds Man, 27, Walking In Alley, Police Say

The shooting happened Wednesday night in the 1900 block of West Maypole Avenue.

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Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.