Logan Square Business Owners Livid About Timing Of City's Construction ProjectNoisy construction cranes and bulldozers digging into concrete make for an unpleasant shopping experience in the Logan Square neighborhood, where the City of Chicago started a construction project on Wednesday to replace century-old sewer pipes. 
Water Bill Drains Money From Englewood ResidentThe city department of water management would not confirm if the worker is a full or part-time employee. 
Mayor Emanuel Announces Lawsuit Against Online E-Cigarette Retailers Selling To YouthThis is an initiative to combat the illegal marketing and sales of e-cigarette products to Chicago residents under the age of 21.
Predominantly Black Neighborhoods Feel The Pain Of Expensive City Parking TicketsAn Englewood driver who's been booted five times has racked up nearly $8,000 in parking ticket debt with the City of Chicago, and he says he can't pay the tab. 
Chicago To Put $5 Million Into Developing Busy Bus LinesAmong the bus lines slated for the initial improvements is the No. 79 bus line, which tallied 7.8 million rides in 2017.
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin Would Double Her Salary If Elected City TreasurerExtinguishing rumors of a mayoral run in the crowded field to replace Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers also announced this week his decision to retire from the $133,545 salaried office to which he had been appointed by soon-to-be-retired Emanuel. 
Five Years Into Pilot Program, Chicago's Solo Diagonal Crosswalk Stands AloneIt's an uncommon sight on the streets of Chicago: A diagonal crosswalk at State and Jackson in the Chicago Loop takes pedestrians across both directions of traffic. 
Chicago Marathon Road Closures Are UnderwayStreet closures along the route will start around 7:00 a.m. and expected to be reopened by 4:30 p.m.
Sale Of Valuable Painting To Help Fund Legler Library ExpansionA valuable painting is going to auction to help fund renovations for the Legler Library on Chicago's West Side. 
Keith Haring Sculpture To Be Placed In AIDS Garden ChicagoIt will be located on the Lake Michigan lakefront between Belmont and Diversey harbors.
Early Voting In Chicago, Cook County Starts ThursdayVoters will be able to cast ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, controller, treasurer as well as state house and senate seats.
Cottonwood Trees Cause Homeowner's NightmareChicago homeowner Marisa Mulh says her rooftop pool deck fills with so much cotton during the month of June that's it's "unbearable" to spend time there. 
Lower Wacker Getting GPS ServiceDrivers who travel Lower Wacker will finally get a little extra guidance thanks to a beacon system being installed this week.
Douglass Branch Library Getting $2.15 Million UpgradeThe Douglass Branch Library will undergo a $2.15 million renovation that will add new dedicated spaces for kids and teens, a new circulation desk and improved security, the city says. 
Proposed CPS Budget Leaves Some Schools Out In The ColdChicago Public Schools' nearly $1 billion capital investment plan was announced this month.