The Sears, Roebuck and Co. complex. Left to right, the Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center, Nichols Tower, and the Lofts on Arthington. Provided

Landmark Sears Warehouse Wins Preservation Award After Being Converted To Affordable Housing

"I think that using this historic building ... tells the residents that they are valued, that they deserve this quality, they deserve a place that has stood the test of time."

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

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Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.

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2,200 Nurses Strike At U of Chicago Hospital Over Short Staffing, Patient Safety

The hospital is on full bypass, asking ambulances to take patients to other hospitals.