Al's Beef has closed after five years in Wicker Park. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Al’s Italian Beef In Wicker Park Shutters

Late Wednesday, the phone was disconnected and the neon lights in the window were dark. A spokesman for the chain confirmed the closure.

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Was This Your Bar Mitzvah? 1955 Photo Album Found In A Jewel Inspires Search For Mystery Family

The album commemorates the bar mitzvah of "William," who would now be about 76. It was found atop craft beer at the Jewel in Andersonville.

Going To The Movies? Here’s What To See (And Skip) This Weekend

A classic children's book gets it's chance on screen, remembering a comedic legend and more. Third Coast Review breaks down your options.