Ryan Spokas cracking up the crowd while giving a toast at his brother Tim and sister-in-law Lindsey's wedding in 2014, and at left, a headshot. Provided

Wicker Park Resident Ryan Spokas Mourned By Family And Friends Crushed By His Unexpected Death

The 36-year-old real estate consultant was found dead in Wicker Park's namesake park last Friday.

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Who Needs Instruments, Anyway? Grant Park Chorus Brings A Capella Series To South Shore Cultural Center

The chorus will make a stop in South Shore for its "In the Parks" a capella series, celebrating works written by women — including a commissioned piece from award-winning composer Lori Laitman.

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Realtor Tasked With Selling Austin’s Iconic Pink House Is Now Fighting To Keep Family In Their Home

The owners of the pink house on Central Avenue started a GoFundMe to raise the money to repair the house and prevent it from being torn down.

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In Humboldt Park, Residents Say Gator Fever Was Good For Business: ‘This Showed Our Beautiful Neighborhood In A Different Light’

Food truck operators said they were glad to see new faces in and around the park. "Normally, in the past, we don't see that. So that's good," one of them said.