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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Expungement Clinic, Job Fair Saturday Aims To Help Those Hurt By The War On Drugs Benefit From Legal Weed Business

People can get help clearing non-violent offenses, find jobs and learn how social equity applicants can enter the industry.

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Girl, 11, Escapes After Man Tries To Pull Her Into His Car In West Englewood, Police Say

The girl ran off and the man tried to chase her during the Wednesday incident, police said.

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Puppy Stolen From Animal Rescue Is Found On Street

The puppy, Smarties, has been returned to the Anti-Cruelty Society.