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Chicago’s recent designation as the country’s “rat capital” can be attributed in large part, a new study finds, to a particular type of home: rental units. 

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Chicago voters overwhelmingly favor lifting the state’s ban on rent control, but is it really the way to more affordable housing?

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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 speaks against two Target stores closing on Chicago’s South Side.

‘Tis the season for shopping, but U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is calling on constituents to avoid buying gifts, and anything else, following Target’s decision to close a pair of stores on Chicago’s predominately black South Side.

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Studio Gang’s Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 (Tom Harris Photography / Studio Gang)

If you’re voting on Election Day, odds are you’ll cast your ballot at a church, school, library, or police station. But with more than 2,000 polling precincts across the city, there are a few unexpected polling places in the mix. Here are 10.

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An update on a pedestrian path set below CTA train tracks on the city’s North Side: what’s become of the project since our spring 2017 visit, and what is yet to come.

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President Donald Trump says “there’s no reason” for recent shootings in Chicago. We speak with two aldermen about the gun violence in their communities and what can be done to stop it.

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A Divvy docking station in the Chicago’s West Loop. (Tony Webster / Flickr)

A rash of crimes committed this summer by people riding the chunky blue bikes has drawn attention to an epidemic of Divvy bike theft. We get the latest from John Greenfield, editor of Streetsblog Chicago.

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(Courtesy Solar Energy Industries Association)

Chicago is seeking proposals to install solar panels on 30 acres of previously developed land in Austin, Englewood, West Pullman, Riverdale and South Deering. 

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After the erroneous removal of two neighborhood murals, City Council is considering a proposal to protect and formally register Chicago’s public art.

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New data shows Chicago residents feel either immensely optimistic or pessimistic about the city based on factors like neighborhood, race and age. We take a closer look with the authors of the poll.

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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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