Rita Smith (right) died before being able to finish a large, detailed quilt, so embroiderer Shannon Downey has enlisted volunteers to help finish the blanket.Provided

A Lifelong Quilter Died Before Completing Gorgeous U.S. Map Project. Now, Hundreds Of Chicago Crafters Are Finishing Job To Honor Her

More than 1,000 people have volunteered to help embroiderer Shannon Downey finish the quilt in honor of Rita Smith.

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Here’s A Look Inside Time Out Market, The Huge New Fulton Market Food Hall That Opens Thursday

“If you want to find the best Chicago has to offer and you have only had three days, Time Out Market would be a great way to experience the city," CEO Didier Souillat said.

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Pilsen Nonprofit’s $20 Million Affordable Housing Development Approved By City Committee

If approved by City Council, the Resurrection Project will build 37 affordable apartments at the corner of 19th and Racine.

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Logan Square All-Affordable Apartments Score City Council Approval Despite Ald. Lopez’s Push To Stall Project

Ald. Ray Lopez said people called his South Side ward office to speak out against the proposal, but the zoning change was ultimately granted.