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April 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Rising rents and low income residents have made this South Side neighborhood a locus for evictions and forced moves.
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April 13, 2017, 10am PDT
In Chicago, food trucks are disappearing and some blame the city’s stepped up enforcement of regulations and fines.
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March 1, 2017, 6am PST
A development on Chicago's Northside faces protests and picketers who don't want new density, height, or low income residents.
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October 12, 2016, 6am PDT
The Hilliard Homes avoided the wrecking ball for 50 years, even while other high-rise projects were knocked down. A Chicago Reader pierce suggests the design and management of these buildings could make them a model for future High-rise projects.
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October 6, 2016, 5am PDT
John Greenfield's Op-Ed calls for legislation to mandate safety guards on trucks operating in the city of Chicago.
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August 7, 2013, 12pm PDT
In a recent column in The Times, Thomas Friedman exalted America's metropolitan revolution. But in cities like Chicago, the 'most exciting innovations in governance' have failed to improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of residents.
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December 19, 2012, 5am PST
Mick Dumke dives deep on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ambitious plans to "exchange public space and public rights for private cash." Has the city learned anything from the parking meter debacle?
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November 17, 2012, 11am PST
Preservationists have won a victory in their efforts to save Bertand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital from demolition.
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February 25, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Even as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the city's landmarks ordinance, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks not only continues to leave many essential buildings unprotected, it's upending the very definition of what a landmark is.</p>
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May 16, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>As Chicago nears completion of the Deep Tunnel project, two local architects have proposed a new eco-friendly water plan for the city.</p>
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October 7, 2005, 12pm PDT
Both classicist architects and some of their more pragmatic Chicago counterparts have a weakness for returning to the past, but their approaches couldn't be more different.
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September 6, 2005, 12pm PDT
A modernist masterpiece by architect Mies van der Rohe's reopens after the most radical restoration of its 50 year history. A photo essay on the restoration includes a discussion of its legacy.
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