The crowd during the question-and-answer session of Tuesday's Midway Plaisance Advisory Council meeting. Attendees packed most of the Midway Plaisance ice rink's warming center.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

City Pushes To Improve Midway Plaisance ‘Swamp’ Land To Replace Parkland Lost To Obama Center

The city intends to upgrade the east end of Midway Plaisance as it tries to meet a federal requirement to replace Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Center.

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‘He Has 8 Holes In Him’: Manhunt Ends As Police Arrest Man They Say Shot A Cop In Englewood And A Woman Near The Loop

Michael Blackman, found hiding in weeds after police found a video of him running into a vacant lot, fired on officers and was shot multiple times, investigators said.

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Search Is On For Man Who Shot Cop In Englewood, Also Wanted In Midday Downtown Shooting This Week, Police Say

Police went out Saturday morning to arrest Michael Blackman, 45, but he shot a cop twice in the leg and fled, Supt. Eddie Johnson said.

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Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."