Architect Jean Dufresne, of SPACE, explains his process of retrofitting vacant churches into apartments during an Thursday meeting at the 1st Ward office. Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago

Plan To Build 19 Apartments In Historic St. Paul’s Church Too Dense, Wicker Park Group Says

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) would need to approve a zoning change to bring the number of apartments from eight to 19, but Wicker Park Committee members have concerns.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.