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Uptown’s Wilson Men’s Hotel Is Now The Wilson Club — And A Few Former Tenants Are Moving Into The Upscale Micro-Apartments
The redevelopment of one of Uptown’s last single-room occupancy hotels, 1124 W. Wilson Ave., became a rallying point for those fighting gentrification in the neighborhood.

700 People Apply For 75 Apartments In Jefferson Park Affordable Housing Complex Some Neighbors Didn’t Want
The project at 5150 N. Northwest Highway was the subject of a long, heated, racially charged debate. But now some people initially skeptical of affordable housing have applied for spots, its developer said.

100 Years And Counting For Beverly Bike And Ski: ‘A Touchstone Of The Neighborhood’
The shop can repair bikes that are decades old — expertise that came in handy when the pandemic caused a nationwide bike shortage and people dug out old bikes from their garages.

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