Von Humboldt school at 2620 W. Hirsch St. has sat vacant since 2013 when the district closed a record 50 schools.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Plan To Turn Closed Von Humboldt School Into Teacher-Focused Apartment Complex Makes Its Way Through City Hall

The plan is to repurpose the school at 2620 W. Hirsch St. and carve out approximately 116 apartments, classrooms, community space and offices.

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Before General Iron Leaves Lincoln Park For Southeast Side, Neighbors Want Cleaner Air — And Answers

"Our air remains polluted, toxic fluff continues to fall, the stench is worse and our questions to GI remain unanswered," neighbors wrote to General Iron's new owners.

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New Dad Killed On Howard CTA Platform Was About To Start New Job, Family Says: ‘I Miss Him’

Macksantino Webb was fatally shot while standing on the Red Line platform Tuesday. "It's time we stop having to walk behind the caskets of black boys," his uncle said.

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You Can Smoke Weed In Your Backyard Or Back Porch And Not Get Busted, Chicago’s Mayor And New Top Cop Say

You still can't smoke in public spaces like on the sidewalk or your front porch, though.