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Andre Vasquez

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Clark Street’s Bike Lane Made Riding Feel Even More Dangerous, Showing Flaws In Chicago’s Infrastructure, Bicyclists Say

Bicyclists said infrastructure changes are needed immediately to protect bicyclists, as plastic posts and paint aren't enough.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Metra Station In Edgewater Will Help Transform Area, Officials Say: ‘I Am Elated’

The Peterson-Ridge station will open in 2023, 11 years after the project was publicly announced.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Historical Terra Cotta Removed And Thrown Out From Protected Rogers Park Building, Leading To Stop Work Order

City officials say workers removed historical facade features from the 1912 movie house at 1618 W. Devon Ave. without proper permits. The new owner said she didn't know it was protected.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra To Break Ground On Edgewater Station Next Week After Decade Of Planning

The station at Peterson and Ridge avenues was announced in 2012 but faced many delays.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Clark Street, Sheridan Road To Be Resurfaced On Far North Side Starting This Week

Major reconstruction of Clark Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown and Edgewater is scheduled to start Monday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Would You Improve Lincoln Square’s Streets And Brown Line Stop? These Surveys Let You Share Your Thoughts

Two surveys will help determine the future look of the streetscape on the northern half of Lincoln Avenue and the Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Century-Old Andersonville Home Will Be Replaced By Condos After City Council OK

The home, built in 1916, will make way for a four-unit condo building on a changing block in Andersonville.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville Neighbors Get A Look At Designs For Park To Be Built Behind Old Edgewater Hospital

Neighbors get to weigh in on designs for the park, but the long-anticipated project isn't expected to see construction any time soon.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Metra’s New Edgewater Station Delayed Yet Again As City Nixes Transit Agency’s Green Groundwater Plan

The project, originally announced in 2012, had construction start dates of September and May. It has been delayed once again.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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
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