Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, 2018 Golden Apple recipient South Shore Fine Arts Academy preschool teacher Heather Duncan (center), and Dr. Vicki Lee, South Shore Fine Arts Academy principal, in Duncan’s classroom after Duncan won a 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. [Block Club Chicago/Lee Edwards]

For South Shore Teacher, Golden Apple Award A Win For Neighborhood Schools

“It’s a great thing because I’ve been following Golden Apple since I became a teacher and I don’t necessarily see schools like ours or teachers that look like me very much,” said Heather Duncan.

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Chocolate Cafe With Roots In Luxembourg And The Netherlands Opening First U.S. Location In Logan Square

The cafe, called Chiqueolatte, is taking over the old Half Italian deli, which closed after the landlord tripled its rent.

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Match Baker, A Cupcake Bar With Flights Of Mini Cupcakes, To Open In Ampersand’s Old Spot

Lauren Sprowl used to bake cupcakes at night to relax. Now, she's turning her hobby into a business.

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ATM Stolen From Albany Park Store, Police Say

The glass front door of a store in the 3200 block of West Montrose Avenue was smashed open, police said.