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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Logan Square Target Finally Opening This Month

The store's soft opening is Aug. 12 and grand opening is Aug. 16, according to a company spokeswoman.

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Lakefront Restaurants Get OK To Reopen — But Beaches Still Closed

At least five beachfront restaurants will open this weekend for the first time this summer.

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Lane Tech Votes To Nix ‘Indian’ Mascot

In a community survey with thousands of responses, about half said they wanted Lane Tech to stop using its mascot and other related imagery, saying it reinforces harmful stereotypes of Native Americans.