Ardy Taveerasert, aka Mr. Flower & Mr. Ping Pong, behind the counter of his store in fall 2017. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

The Only Place In Chicago You Could Play Ping Pong, Rent U-Hauls And Buy Flowers Has Closed

After rent was doubled, the owner of Mr. Flower and Mr. Ping Pong said it was time to move on – possibly to a new spot in the neighborhood.

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Lightfoot Era Dawns In Chicago — ‘We Are Going To Transform Our City’

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is set to become the 56th mayor of Chicago Monday.

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As Successor Sworn In, Rogers Park’s Longest Serving Alderman Says Thanks, Reflects On 28 Years

Joe Moore was defeated by Maria Hadden, who will become the 49th Ward's new alderman Monday.