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    • Middle-Class Living Room

      Aldermen risk Daley's wrath to insist on affordable space.
    • In Over Their Heads

      A new fee for lap swimming at Park District pools prompts a crusade by a couple of aquanauts. So far, the city doesn't seem to be listening.
    • Big and Beautiful

      Can anyone save the old Mercantile Exchange Building from the endless tide of development?
    • Streets and San Stole My Bike!

      While unsuspecting cyclists watched Radiohead in Grant Park, a city crew quietly made their propert disappear.
    • Projected Losses

      As the library prepares to take its 16-millimeter-film collection out of circulation, a movie lover scrambles to show the world what's about to be packed away.
    • Killing Them With Kindness

      The CTA's improved access for the disabled may be just a smokescreen for deep service cuts.
    • Corn Again

      New Life for the Eloteros' Cause
    • A Real Pain in the Tracks

      The CTA had activist Adam Kerman arrested for leafleting at a subway stop. Think it had anything to do with his leaflets?
    • Code War

      Small theaters are suddenly being targeted by city inspectors. Is the city out to singe the fringe?
    • Food Fight

      Elote vendors are still under fire over health issues, but a peaceful solution may be on the horizon.
    • Out in the Cold

      The city seems determined to make a disabled man's life even more difficult.
    • Home Owners Beware!

      Ever heard of a driveway tax. Neither had Mary Peavy, and it nearly cost her her house.
    • Stupid Move; WGCI Gets Religion

      Why is this state job-training office creeping father and farther away from the disabled clients who use it?
    • War of the Words

      Why designating a downtown street "Handicap Place" is not as simple as it seems.
    • Jaws of Victory

      Lost, confused, hysterical: how one woman celebrated the Bulls championship
    • Battle Lines

      An unlikely coalition may wipe racist boundaries off the ward map.
    • Riders Looking Up Again

      The CTA reinstates some much-missed lines--of poetry
    • No Cuts on the Party Line

      Mr. Kruesi goes to Springfield--and comes back with precious little.
    • Foot Soldiers

      Where the Chicago Marathon goes, gentrification follows.
    • High and Dry

      The flood waters have receded, but home owners' anger over tardy relief is rising
    • A good return

      Creative Reuse Warehouse's class act
    • Treacherous Steps

      The CHA wheels its way around accessibility laws.
    • Home of the Blues

      Six months into its new recycling program has Chicago really got it in the bag?