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West Ridge’s Bright And Bold New Library Now Open, With Attached Affordable Housing For Seniors Coming Soon

West Ridge’s highly-anticipated new public library is now open to the public.

The Northtown Branch Library, 6800 N. Western Ave., replaces the former neighborhood library on California Avenue. The library will soon be coupled with an affordable housing complex for seniors, dubbed the Northtown Apartments. The apartments are still under construction, but 44 one-bedroom senior housing units are expected to be ready later this spring.

Mario Tricoci Salon Opens on Misericordia Campus

Clippers, scissors and blow dryers in full force at the Day Makers, a new Tricoci salon, at Misericordia.

"Several months ago, Coleen Doherty came to us, Sister Rosemary, actually, and said she had this idea that we have so many services for our residents, how about a service that would really make them feel good, like getting their hair done?" said Father Jack Clair of Misericordia.

New Peterson Metra Stop Gets $15M In State Budget But Wheels Not Moving Yet

Five years after a new Metra stop in Edgewater was announced, the state budget includes some "potentially very good news" for Far North Side commuters — $15 million for the long-awaited stop.

The project had been funded through the Build Illinois Bond Fund, but put on hold and de-funded during the budget impasse that began in 2015.

Win-Hood PSA - Smoking

We ask our smoking neighbors to be mindful when standing outside and not stand near open stairwells, entrances and windows. Drifting smoke can waft into an open window and affect residents, especially those that may be suffering from respiratory conditions. Also, please do not dispose of cigarette butts in the courtyard grounds or plant beds and pots. Let's keep our community beautiful!

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