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

City Says Woodlawn Residents’ Concerns Shaped Proposed Housing Ordinance, But Much Of Their Feedback Isn’t Public Yet

A Housing Department spokesperson said officials hope to post feedback gathered during the city's closed-door working group meetings by next week.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

West Ridge’s Historic Tennis Club Building Added To ‘Most Endangered’ List

Misericordia is seeking to demolish the former tennis club to build 16 homes for those with development disabilities.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Northeast Division Street Blue Line Entrance Won’t Reopen Until Mid-March

From now until at least March 13 at the earliest, the stairway at the northeast corner of Division Street and Ashland Avenue will be closed for repairs.