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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In Fight For 40th Ward Seat, Ald. Pat O’Connor And Andre Vasquez Trade Barbs Over Each Other’s Past

More than 450 people attended Monday night's forum at Amundsen High School. This is the first runoff O’Connor has been in since first being elected to the 40th Ward seat in 1983.

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Tous Les Jours, A French-Korean Bakery, To Make Wicker Park Its 2nd Chicago Location

Chicago's only other Tous Les Jours is in Chinatown, but Richard Kim hopes it's only a matter of time before the city is "clamoring for more."

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Miserable, Cold, Snowy Winter That Ends Wednesday … Wasn’t All That Worse Than Usual, As It Turns Out

Why did this winter feel so terrible? It was actually warmer than normal — but when bad weather hit, it was really bad.