Two of the four Piping Plover eggs have hatched and birders are excited at the possibility of the chick's survival. Tamima Itani/Illinois Ornithological Society

Egg Breaking News! 2 Endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover Eggs Have Hatched At Montrose Beach

Bird lovers are calling the event "a huge success story," but the chicks' toughest days are ahead of them.

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Faster Trains Are The Only Hope For Blue Line Riders Packed Into Crowded Trains, CTA Says. Until Then — Try The Bus

Substations will eventually allow the CTA to power faster trains on the Blue Line in the next two to two-and-a-half years, a spokesperson said.

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‘She’s A Bother To No One’: Bucktown Neighbors Angry At CTA For Removing A Bus Bench Where Homeless Woman Sleeps

The bus bench, which Maria uses as a bed, was removed over the weekend to the dismay of Bucktown neighbors. One of those neighbors replaced the bench with an old wooden one for now.

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Little Village Parishioners Mourn Church Closings As Archdiocese Plans To Merge 3 Parishes Into 1

From baptisms and confirmations to weddings and funerals, Ricardo Nava's family has celebrated so much at St. Roman's, one of the churches slated to close.