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

Xquina Cafe Community Hub Officially Underway On 26th Street In Little Village: ‘This Is A Big Day’

“This project will become an educational ecosystem for Black and Brown entrepreneurs here and in our surrounding communities," one leader on the project said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Protest Throughout City In Honor Of Breonna Taylor: ‘It’s Hard Being Out Here Again’

Only one officer faces criminal charges for firing into neighboring apartments during the raid of Breonna Taylor's apartment in March. None were charged with fatally shooting her.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Boystown, Chicago’s Famed LGBTQ Neighborhood, Now Will Be Known As Northalsted

The Northalsted Business Alliance will no longer use "Boystown" in its neighborhood marketing campaigns to "ensure all members of the LGBTQ community feel welcome," leaders announced Wednesday.