What makes this old neighborhood diner a staple in North Lawndale? $1.35 cheese burgers served with love

New Pine Valley Restaurant, which has been in the North Lawndale community for over 50 years, is most famous for its $1.35 cheese burgers. But customers said what makes the food special isn’t the ingredients. It’s the people who make them. 

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Public Transport, Private Treatment: Is the CTA Different Around the City?

The CTA plays a large part in the lives of many Chicagoans. With over 1.6 million bus and train trips said to be taken on the average weekday, it's clear that the public transportation system is functioning well despite recent competition from ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber. But just how well is CTA serving its West side customers?

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Accessibility at the Taste Good But Could Use More Work

Many cite the Taste of Chicago as the biggest food festival in the world, with many kinds of delicious food all in one place.. For Zhen Heinemann, director of Visitors Experiences at the Taste of Chicago, it’s important to have accessibility be a main focus for the festival.

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