The Ark at 1302 N. Milwaukee Ave. [Block Club Chi/Alisa Hauser]

After 26 Years In Wicker Park, The Ark Thrift Store Closing This Month

“The sign on the door says ‘lost our lease,’ but we could have renewed it. Rent always goes up," the store's owner said. "It is very difficult these days to make a profit as a thrift store."

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Inside Independence Library — Irving Park’s First-Ever Permanent Public Library (PHOTOS)

The new library's includes an early-learning play space for children and a YOUmedia space for teens.

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Scabby The Rat, A Chicago Icon, Could Get Outlawed By Trump Appointee: Report

"We named him, we raised him, and we have defended his rights in federal court before," Local 150 posted on Facebook.

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Police Say Same Burglar Hit 11 Lincoln Park Homes In Past Month

The most recent burglaries happened last week, police said.