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‘Yarn Bombers’ Adding Vibrancy To 606’s Bloomingdale Trail: ‘Making The World A Little More Whimsical In A Tough Time’

A few dozen knitters and crocheters are "yarn bombing" the trail to spread joy after a difficult pandemic year.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Anti-Gentrification Ordinance Approved, Slapping Developers With Steep Fines For Tearing Down Buildings Near The 606, In Pilsen

Under the ordinance, developers who tear down single-family homes will have to pay a fee of $15,000, while developers who raze larger, multi-unit buildings will incur a fee of $5,000 per unit.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Need An Activity For Your Kids? Free 606 Trail-Themed Games And Puzzles Now Available

One page has hidden pictures that ask you to find words that rhyme with "trail" within an illustration of the trail.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Trucks Keep Getting Stuck In 606 Underpass — But Help Is On The Way, Alderman’s Office Says

Ald. Daniel La Spata's 1st Ward office is working with the city on potential fixes, like installing a new sign and improving communication with local trucking companies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Anti-Deconversion Ordinance’ Will ‘Interrupt’ Loss Of Cheap Housing Stock In Pilsen, 606 Area, Officials Say

Housing officials want to make it harder to convert some small apartment buildings into single-family homes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Some Neighbors Complain, City Removes Colorful Graffiti Along 606

Some neighbors were disappointed in the removal. "These things were beautiful. It's not hurting anybody," one said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Says The 606’s Official Name Is The Bloomingdale Trail — But Does Anyone Actually Call It That?

"I’ve literally never heard anyone call it 'The Bloomingdale Trail,'" one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Council Extends Demolition Ban Along The 606 For 6 More Months

With the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout, Northwest Side aldermen say they need more time to come up with a long-term plan to curb gentrification-fueled displacement along the trail.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The 606 Is Reopening Monday After Months-Long Shutdown — But You Have To Wear A Mask If You Plan To Use It

Trail users must wear a mask or face covering at all times and "social distancing ambassadors" will be on the trail to help keep crowds at bay.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Alderman Wants To Extend Ban On Demolitions Along The 606

Northwest Side leaders want more time to come up with a long-term legislative solution to protect areas near the trail from rapid gentrification.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Yes, The 606 Trail Is Still Closed — Even Though The Riverwalk, Navy Pier Are Open

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said he has not received an update from Mayor Lori Lightfoot or the Chicago Park District about when the trail will reopen.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shared Streets Coming To Bucktown, Logan Square Will Run Parallel To Closed 606 Trail

The Wabansia Avenue and Cortland Street closures parallel the Bloomingdale Trail. The trail is still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The 606, Lakefront Not Reopening Anytime Soon

There's a possibility closed trails and the lakefront could open this summer with restrictions, Lightfoot said, though that would depend on how Chicago is faring in its battle against coronavirus.

Downtown

Draw The Bloomingdale Trail How You Like It, And Advisory Group Will Stitch Together An ‘Endless Trail’

With the wildly popular 606 trail shut down, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail need your help with an art project meant to keep folks connected.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Mayor Shuts Down The 606 After People Pack The Popular Trail On Warm Day

"The trail will be there this summer," Ald. Daniel La Spata said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Cyclist Stabbed By Stranger On The 606, Suspect Remains At Large — And Neighbors Want Answers

"I totally understand that the police have more than their hands full ... but some leadership and clarity and partnership with the community would be appreciated," one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bicyclist Stabbed On The 606 After Attacker Knocks Him Off Bike

The stabbing happened Monday afternoon in the 3200 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ban On Demolitions Along The 606 Was Too Rushed, Some Residents Say

A small group of residents aired their grievances at a Thursday evening community meeting hosted by Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st).

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

606 Neighbors Can Weigh In On Anti-Gentrification Demolition Ordinance At Upcoming Open House

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) is hosting three open house-style meetings on the subject. The first one is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Want To Manage The 606 Trail And Park System? Park District Looking For A $72,500-A-Year Manager

The application deadline is Jan. 23.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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