Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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After Accidentally Graffiti-Blasting Massive Murals, City Rolls Out Database To Protect Public Art

The Mural Registry was proposed after a series of high-profile incidents where murals were accidentally removed or painted over by city workers.

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‘Buckle Your Seatbelts’: Future Aldermen Head To Boot Camp And Get Real Talk, Advice From Progressive Council Members

The newly-elected leaders discussed ways to build coalitions and get 26 aldermen to possibly break from the mayor — a rarity in Chicago.

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Turn Off Your Lights For An Hour On Earth Day And You Could Win $100 During ‘Bungalow Blackout’

The Chicago Bungalow Association decided to host the event after being inspired by Earth Hour.

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Is There A Serial Killer Targeting Black Women In Chicago? After 50 Women Slain, FBI And CPD Form Task Force To Investigate

"Quite often, just knowing that it's a possible series is a gamechanger," said one man who thinks a serial killer is targeting women in Chicago.

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Kitten Season Means Cats Are Flooding Chicago — But That’s Bad News For Shelters And Animal Lovers

One shelter got 53 kittens in January but that jumped by 240 percent to 127 in March when kitten season started.

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95 Percent Of Chicagoans Listed As Gang Members By Chicago Police Are Black, Latino, Watchdog Audit Finds

Department officials cannot confirm gang designations “are based on reliable evidence” or ensure that the data “serves a legitimate law enforcement purpose,” according to the audit.

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Allergy Season Has Begun And — Thanks To Climate Change — It Could Be Brutal This Spring

Nice, warm weather this spring could make things even worse for people with allergies.

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West Town Drive-By Shooting Wounds Man, 45, Police Say

The shooting happened late Wednesday in the 1500 block of West Huron Street, police said.