Sweet Rice has closed. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Sweet Rice Shutters, Snappy Mobil Will Be Next: ‘We Are Sad, It Was A Long Time,’ Gas Station Manager Says

The closures are happening because a developer plans to demolish the strip mall and replace it with a seven-story, 123-unit apartment building.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Free Lincoln Park ‘ZooLights’ Begins Nov. 23 With 2.5 Million Lights

The 24th annual ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo brings out a crowd each year.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Is Colder Than Alaska Today (And Yes, This November Has Been Brutal So Far)

It's not your imagination: Tuesday is the 8th straight day in a row of below-normal temperatures for Chicago.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

City Vows To Keep Mexican Culture Alive In Pilsen, Little Village With New Affordable Housing Plan

A proposed new pilot program would increase the city’s affordable housing requirement from 10 to 20 percent in the neighborhoods.