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Faster Trains Have Arrived On The Blue Line: Take A Look At The CTA’s New 7000-Series Train Cars

Pre-pandemic, riders found themselves crushed into trains or on platforms having to wait as multiple packed trains passed them by. The new cars will help congestion problems — if they arise again.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week

Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Still Has Barbershop Quartets — And They’re Performing For Free At Marie’s Pizza In Albany Park Sunday

The Chicago Metro Chorus, established in 1945 and the only active chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will celebrate 75 years with Sunday's free performance.

Albany Park

Albany Park Plan Would Bring 12 Condos To Montrose Avenue, But Some Worried About Affordability

Platinum Homes wants to build two condo buildings on vacant lots. Some neighbors want the project to be bigger and offer ground floor retail, but developers say that's not feasible.

Albany Park

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

Albany Park Principal, Alderman Worried About Charter School’s Plans To Move Near Roosevelt High School

An ASPIRA charter school in Avondale wants to move down the street from Roosevelt High School. Roosevelt's principal says that could cost him students and funding.

Albany Park

Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Developer Proposing 2 New Condo Projects In Albany Park, But Neighbors Want More Time To Review Plans

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33rd) also asked for time to review a condominium proposal for 3010 W. Montrose Ave.

Albany Park

Albany Park Affordable Housing Project Gets Key City Approval: ‘This Is A Huge Victory For Us’

The 50-unit building is part of several projects backed by a local nonprofit to boost affordable housing in the gentrifying neighborhood.

Albany Park

Albany Park Woman Launches Memorial For Chicagoans Lost To Coronavirus: ‘They’re Not Just A Number; They’re Actually People That We Love’

Luz María Vargas lost her mother to coronavirus and sought to establish temporary memorials for people to grieve. The Buckingham Fountain memorial will be there through Wednesday.

Downtown

Toby The Dog Is Home Safe Thanks To Neighbor Brigade, Chicago Police Officers: ‘It Truly Was A Combined Effort’

Nelly Roa was so happy to be reunited with her lost pup she slept on the floor with him his first night home.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Albany Park Groups Launching Festival With Virtual Tours, Tastings Hosted By Northwest Side Breweries

Northwest Brewfest will feature free half-hour virtual experiences. You can buy sampler packs of beer, mead and coffee as part of the program, too.

Albany Park

After Dog Escapes Avondale Vet, Strangers Rally To Help Distraught Owner Find Lost Pup: ‘We’re Not Giving Up’

The search for Toby has sparked a Find Toby Facebook page, an Instagram account and a sightings map. Neighbors across Avondale are determined to reunite the 2-year-old German shepherd with his owners.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Losing Mom To COVID, Chicago Woman Aims To Honor Her Memory And Others Lost With Floral Memorial Downtown

Luz María Vargas is working with the Park District to to bring the Floral Heart Project to Chicago and create a temporary space for grieving.

Citywide

A Troubling Trend In Chicago’s School Reopening: More Students Disengaged

CPS released data that showed the majority of white families reported to school buildings as expected so far, while nearly half of Black families chose to stay home. About 62% of Latino students reported to campuses.

Citywide

Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.

Citywide

Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’

One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Some Chicago Teachers Say They’re Prepared To Strike But District Says It’s Illegal

“We absolutely need to continue remote teaching Monday. We’re not ready. We’re just not ready and many teachers are in my position,” one teacher said.

Citywide
Hibbard Elementary

Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Englewood, Chatham

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.

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