Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 18

  • Affordable homes, health center, child care planned for West Side vacant lots (Block Club)
  • Neighbors argue that adding 16 affordable units near Morse stop would hurt local merchants (Block Club)
  • CTA Elevating Futures scholarship recipients would have a chance to work on RPM (Block Club)
  • Block Club looks at Better Streets Chicago’s campaign for municipal sidewalk clearance
  • Belmont Cragin teens will help design and roll out bike education campaign (BBSP)
  • Local business owner buys out street vendors, donates food to community fridges (Daily Northwestern)

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