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.

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Eden In Near West Side Closing Because Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Co-owner Jodi Fyfe and chef/owner Devon Quinn will close the restaurant this weekend after more three years in business.

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As Illinois Reports 25 More Coronavirus Deaths, Chicago’s Top Doctor Warns City ‘Not Immune’ To Surge

Dr. Allison Arwady said she's concerned Chicago is starting to see its coronavirus numbers rise.

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City Colleges Students Who Had To Drop Out Due To Debt Can Now Get It Cleared And Return To Class

A new program, called Fresh Start, will allow about 21,000 people to return to class if they were previously unable to do so because they had debt they couldn't pay.