Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) speaks at the Old Irving Park Association’s monthly meeting on Sept. 9, 2019.Alex V. Hernandez/Block Club Chicago

After Pulling Austin-Foster Dog Park Funding, Ald. Gardiner Defends Decision To Scrap Arena-Era Participatory Budget Plans

Neighbors voted on how to spend 2019 ward money under Ald. John Arena, but newly-elected Ald. Jim Gardiner scrapped some of those plans.

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New Mural Outside Bucktown-Wicker Park Library Brings A Piece Of Rural Illinois To The City

Artist and architect Sam Marts designed the mural to be an ode to the corn industry in Illinois.

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20 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,120 New Cases Reported

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,411 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.

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Woman On Divvy Bike Says Pick-Up Truck Driver Hit, Seriously Injured Her In Logan Square

Because of her head injuries, Marguerite Wynter doesn't remember much about what happened. Wynter and her family are calling on witnesses to come forward.