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105-Year-Old Andersonville Home On Ashland Would Be Torn Down, Turned Into Condos Under Developer Proposal

The building at 5642 N. Ashland Ave. would be the third consecutive house on the block to be redeveloped into taller residential complexes.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With Chicago Snowed In, Some Residents Want To Know: Why Isn’t There A Citywide Sidewalk Shoveling Service?

Chicagoans are largely on their own when it comes to digging out of their homes after snowstorms, which is harder for older residents and people with disabilities. A municipal shoveling effort would help erase that inequality, supporters say.

Citywide

Snowed In? Here’s How To Get Shoveling Help In Chicago

Neighborhood groups and aldermanic offices are pledging to shovel snow for residents in need.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Its Closure, West Ridge Neighbors Hope To Keep Former YMCA Building As Community Center

The High Ridge YMCA closed after 70 years in January. Neighbors don't want the building replaced with a for-profit business.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Misericordia Gets OK To Expand West Ridge Housing Campus On Site Of Former Tennis Club

Misericordia's plans to build 16 group homes on the site of a historically significant former tennis club drew concerns from preservationists and neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Save The High Ridge YMCA’: Neighbors, Aldermen Rally To Rescue Soon-To-Be-Closed Location

More than 200 community members went to a meeting to discuss the High Ridge Y's fate, but YMCA officials did not attend the event.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Learn More About Plans For A Dog Park At Winnemac Park During Wednesday Meeting

The 6 p.m. meeting is being organized by Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) after neighbors voted to set aside $100,000 in ward menu money for a dog-friendly area in that park.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Democratic Socialists Move To Kick Out Alderman Who Voted For Lightfoot’s Budget — But ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Negotiate,’ He Says

“Respectfully, no organization can decide who is and isn’t a socialist,” Ald. Andre Vasquez said. “I think many of my comrades and I all share the same goals, but we may differ on the approaches to get there, and that’s OK.”

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square’s New Ainslie Arts Plaza Getting Its Vibrant Mural This Week

Andrea Jablonski is painting her mural on the ground at the plaza near the McDonald’s at 4844 N. Lincoln Ave.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

City Council Approves Law To Require Nonbinary Gender Option On City Paperwork

Chicago's City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday requiring the city to update its forms and paperwork with gender-neutral designations.

Downtown

Business Owners Brace For Brutal Winter, Ask Local Leaders For Help Surviving

With budget constraints limiting the financial aid that can go to businesses, aldermen said they are using their platform to boost local shops.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Block With ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural Is Now A Shared Street For Bikes, Cars, Pedestrians

Catalpa Avenue in Andersonville is the latest addition to the city's shared street program intended to give people more space during the coronavirus pandemic.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Park District Wants To Rename West Ridge Nature Preserve. Here’s How To Weigh In

The park is known to neighbors as West Ridge Nature Preserve, but officially it is named Park No. 568.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville’s ‘Say Their Names’ Street Art Honors Black Transgender People Lost To Violence

Portraits and hundreds of names of those lost to violence now adorn Andersonville's Black Trans Lives Matter street mural.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Black Trans Lives Matter Mural Takes Over Andersonville Street

Twenty-two artists collaborated on the mural on Catalpa Avenue.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Artists Wanted! Help Paint A ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural In Andersonville This Weekend

Artists will be paid for their time working on the mural.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Plan To Knock Down Andersonville Home To Build 7-Unit Condo Building Rejected By Alderman

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) said neighbors' concerns about density and the lack of affordable units impacted his decision on the project at Ashland and Balmoral avenues.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Misericordia Tears Down West Ridge Building, Ending Fight To Save 1920s Tennis Club

A last-ditch effort to save the building fell short just the night before demolition began.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Preservationists Make Last-Ditch Effort To Save West Ridge Building From Demolition

A demolition permit was issued Tuesday for the 1920s tennis club building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Students Can Learn Community Organizing At Free Summer Youth Program

The two-month Youth Organizing Institute, sponsored by three North Side alderman, is for 8th-12th grade students.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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