City crews work to remove the concrete planters on West Madison Street in West Loop.Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

23 Years After Daley Put Planters On Madison, Construction Crews Remove Them

Two years ago, Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. said he was considering taking out the planters. But their removal this week surprised some neighbors.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published
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CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicagoans Flock To Closed Beaches, But City Plans To Kick Them Out This Weekend

The city's "social distance ambassadors" weren't having much luck clearing Montrose Beach Thursday. “We tried telling them but they ignored us."

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Want To Stop The Violence? Keep Showing Up, Pastor Says While Bringing Food, Other Essentials To South Siders

The Trap Pastor will return to his outpost near Moran Park on Friday at 3:30 to give out hot dogs, hamburgers, groceries, masks and baby items for those in need.