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City's First Barrier-Protected Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot-Wide Curbs

Details of the Clybourn barrier-protected bike lanes were presented at a meeting Thursday night.

Logan Square »

Rahm Backs Six-Month Moratorium on SRO Conversions, Demolitions

The mayor and a group of aldermen plan to officialy introduce an ordinance Wednesday.

Old Town »

Obama College Prep Site Could Move

The city is considering alternative sites in the Near North area following neighborhood backlash.

Lincoln Park »

Obama College Prep Will Make Room for Kids From the Neighborhood, CPS Says

Neighborhood students will get 30 percent of the spots, but boundaries are still unclear, CPS said.

Uptown »

'Chicago for All' Ordinance Aims to Preserve SRO Housing

At least seven Chicago aldermen support the measure, backed by activist group ONE Northside.

Old Town »

Obama High School Developed Under 'Communication Gap,' City Acknowledges

Even the local alderman said he wasn't completely in the loop as some locals expressed anger Monday.

Old Town »

Obama High School Plan Attacked by Parks Group

Park space in a Cabrini-Green redevelopment would be sacrificed under the school plan, they say.

Lincoln Park »

Lincoln Park/Old Town Year in Review: 5 Stories That Mattered in 2013

Lincoln Elementary, Children's Memorial Hospital, the zoo's gorilla, Manierre Elementary and Bobby Cann.

Old Town »

City Considering Curb Barriers to Protect Cyclists on Clybourn, State

Raised curbs between cars and bikes are used in some other cities.

Old Town »

Bobby Cann Way Unveiled, Honors Bicyclist Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

A portion of Clybourn Avenue honors Groupon worker and cyclist who was struck and killed by a car in May.

Old Town »

New Target Store Unveiled as Anchor Near Old Cabrini-Green

There are 200 jobs being created at the new Target, including 75 for Cabrini-Green families.

West Loop »

TIF Dollars Key to Creating Park Over the Kennedy, Firm Says

West Loop developer Fifield has a plan to kickstart the “Cap the Kennedy” proposal.

Near West Side »

Malcolm X College: Construction Begins on New Health-Focused Campus

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) helped break ground Wednesday afternoon.

Old Town »

Manierre's Martial Arts Program Needs Money to Bridge Neighborhood Divide

Organizers of a taekwondo program at Manierre Elementary hope to raise $24,000 to continue the program.

Near West Side »

The Palace Grill Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The neighborhood celebrated as longtime owner George Lemperis received an honorary street sign.