Akhirah's Praline Candy, Beignets and Coffee, owned by Arron Muhammad, is one of the restaurants participating in Taste of Black Chicago this weekend. Sarah Conway/ Block Club Chicago

Akhirah’s In South Loop Celebrates New Orleans Flavors And Black Entrepreneurship

It's barbells and beignets for this personal trainer-turned-baker.

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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.