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From issues of police and violence, to community development and education, an assessment of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy.

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The recent GOP federal tax cut law isn’t very popular among Democratic politicians. But city officials are taking advantage of one provision that could jump-start development in blighted areas.

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The rooftop garden at Uncommon Ground restaurant in Edgewater. (Chicago Tonight)

Two certified organic gardens on opposite sides of the city provide benefits to the environment and nearby communities.

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An alderman is raising the alarm on the skyrocketing cost of natural gas prices in the city. 

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Chicago residents logged more than 50,000 complaints last year about rats, according to a new survey that ranks the city as the “rat capital” of the U.S. We separate rat fact from fiction.

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Archaeologists are nearing the end of a monthlong dig in the city’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. What they’re looking for – and what they’ve turned up.

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Lincoln Yards artist’s rendering (Courtesy Sterling Bay)

Community reaction comes in for the new Lincoln Yards proposal slated to be a city-within-a-city.

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Co-living facility Quarters is located in the Fulton Market district. (Chicago Tonight)

In Chicago’s Fulton Market district, a new co-living space offers shared accommodations for an all-inclusive price. And the company is looking to aggressively expand.

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(Credit: Sebastián Hidalgo)

Meet a photographer who captures a “culture under threat” in an area named last month by Forbes magazine as one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world. 

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The Gray-Cloud house in 2017. (Courtesy of David Cloud)

A 162-year-old Chicago home rumored to have once been a stop on the Underground Railroad is now the site of an excavation. What archaeologists are hoping to unearth.

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As Chicago tries to become a more bike-friendly city, a transportation journalist offers his own, low-stress routes.

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A graphic rendering of the soon-to-be completed Farm on Ogden, which opens June 22. (Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

A new 20,000-square-foot urban agriculture facility aims to expand job training programs and healthy food options in one of Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods. 

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(Linda from Chicago / Creative Commons)

Legislation that could help break up food deserts in Chicago and other cities across the state passed the Illinois Senate last week and now awaits the signature of Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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A new report from the Metropolitan Planning Council makes more than two dozen recommendations to reduce the economic costs of segregation.

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Harold Washington Library Center (Daniel X. O'Neil / Flickr)

Chicago libraries serve “a multitude of community functions” and should be open longer, says Kang Chiu of the Chicago Coalition of Library Friends.

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Five years after the launch of Divvy, the city’s bike-share program, a pilot program has been introduced on the city’s South Side – with a twist.

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