Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces new ticketing policies at press conference in North Lawndale. Pascal Sabino/ Block Club Chicago

Chicago Would Stop Suspending Driver’s Licenses For Unpaid Tickets And Reinstate 57,000 Under Lightfoot’s Reform Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposed reforms will have three main parts: payment plan reform, reducing city sticker penalties and ending driver's license suspension for non-driving violations.

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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

Senior Veteran Housing Complex Likely Coming To The West Side After Key Vote

The development will bring 75 units of affordable housing for veterans to an area easily accessible to the city's VA hospitals.

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Faster Trains Are The Only Hope For Blue Line Riders Packed Into Crowded Trains, CTA Says. Until Then — Try The Bus

Substations will eventually allow the CTA to power faster trains on the Blue Line in the next two to two-and-a-half years, a spokesperson said.

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‘She’s A Bother To No One’: Bucktown Neighbors Angry At CTA For Removing A Bus Bench Where Homeless Woman Sleeps

The bus bench, which Maria uses as a bed, was removed over the weekend to the dismay of Bucktown neighbors. One of those neighbors replaced the bench with an old wooden one for now.