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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.

Edgewater Bike Lane That Goes Against Car Traffic Coming This Week

Glenwood Greenway Reverse Bike Lane

Cyclists on the Far North Side will have a slower-paced, more family-friendly route after a bike lane is installed on Glenwood Avenue this week.

Dubbed the "Glenwood Greenway," the route takes southbound cyclists from Ridge Avenue to just past Foster Avenue via Glenwood Avenue, a one-way northbound street.

Beginning Tuesday, if weather permits, crews will be out painting the green lane, adding signs and shifting around a few parking spaces, 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman told residents in an email last week.

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