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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.

‘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.

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.

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’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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Black Trans Lives Matter Mural Takes Over Andersonville Street

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Time To Rethink Business Districts In Wake Of Coronavirus, Uptown Leaders Say

More pedestrian zones and expanded outdoor cafe seating could transform Uptown's commercial corridors, leaders said Thursday.

Long-Delayed Edgewater Metra Station Will Break Ground This Year

Work is slated to begin in September on a project first announced in 2012.

West Ridge’s Coronavirus Curve ‘Flattening,’ But Officials Say Precautions Are Still Needed

A virtual town hall held Thursday sought to shed light on West Ridge's coronavirus cluster.

What Should Andersonville’s Pedestrian Plaza Look Like? Residents Urged To Weigh In On Catalpa Street Plan

The city is asking neighbors to help select design details for the planned public space, including play equipment and art installations.

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