Ald. Harry Osterman (left) and neighbors listen to a water management representative describe the excavation process for replacing water lines. Jonathan Ballew/Block Club Chicago

As Other Cities Replace Water Lines Without Tearing Up Streets And Trees, Chicago Refuses To Try It: ‘The Old Chicago Way’ At Work, Critics Say

Cities like Toronto and Evanston are using a cheaper and less invasive replacement technology, cured-in-place pipe, but the city water department rejected it after a "tainted" pilot program.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Chance The Rapper’s New Music Video Game For ‘I Love You So Much’ Was Designed By South Side Students

Rather than drop a music video for the single, Chance the Rapper's charity SocialWorks released a video game coded and designed by South Side students.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Man Stabbed To Death By Coworker At Portage Park’s Foundation Tavern & Grille

Aside from a “large” knife, police recovered video footage of the attack and charges are pending.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

5 Robberies At Gunpoint Reported On Near West Side, Police Say

The most recent robbery happened in the 2400 block of West Warren Boulevard Dec. 3, police said.