First-grader Skylar Williams, who prefers novels to picture books, picks out a book at Saturday's unveiling of two new Little Free Libraries in Jackson Park.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

As South Shore Public Library Renovations Linger On, Neighbors Are Placing Little Free Libraries All Over

Veronica Kyle's home caught a bullet during a 2015 murder. Now she's on a mission to change the neighborhood's culture through reading.

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With Less Than A Week Before Strike, Chicago Sweetens Offer To Teachers; Union Calls It ‘Insulting’

“We have bent over backwards to meet CTU’s concerns," the mayor's office said in a statement. But the CTU called the offer "inequitable."

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Chicago Restaurant Manager Was Notorious For Abusing Women, Staff — And Hospitality Group Did Nothing For Years, Victims Say

Multiple victims say Josh Schatan, a former manager at Cochon Volant, was notorious for abusing women and staff — and WellDone Hospitality Group fired a man who spoke out.

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100 Percent Affordable Housing Development For Seniors Proposed For Albany Park

Developers are looking at turning the empty lot across the street from the Albany Park (17th) police district into senior housing.