With her attorney Dimitrios G. Christopoulos standing behind her, an earnest Happy Village owner Cherlyn Pilch urges the crowd to have an open mind about her plan to sell the bar. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Happy Village Sale And Renovation Gets Support Of Neighbors After Retiring Owner Makes Her Pitch

"I am the one that kept that bar stable for 55 years," said Cherlyn Pilch, who needs city approval to transfer her liquor license.

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Goose Island Ends Distribution Of Honkers Ale, The Beer That Put It On The Map

Once one of Goose Island's best selling beers, Honkers Ale is now moving to brewpub-only status.

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Joe Moreno’s Bad Behavior ‘An Open Secret’ In 1st Ward, Opponent Says After Alderman’s Ex-Aide Accuses Him Of Sexual Harassment

One of Moreno's ex-aides claims the alderman once asked his staffers to take their shirts off at a bar for a pay raise "contest." Meanwhile Moreno blasted the "absurd, false charges."

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Huge ‘Marry Me’ In Maggie Daley Park That Captured Downtown’s Attention (And Heart) Was ‘A Labor Of Love’

The massive proposal took six hours of clearing snow, said newly minted fiance Bob Lempa.