The Plant in Back of the Yards is among the 250 cool places featured during Open House Chicago.Eric Allix Rogers/ Open House Chicago

Explore The Plant, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church At Open House Chicago

Zap Props and Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple are among the Back of the Yards and Bridgeport sites that will be on display.

Bridgeport, Chinatown Primary category in which blog post is published
Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Longtime Director Of Logan Square Boys & Girls Club Honored With Dedication Ceremony: ‘He Will Forever Be My Hero’

John Stephan, a mentor to thousands of troubled teens throughout his decades-long career, died earlier this year after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Little Village Shooting Wounds Man, 20

The shooting happened Friday morning in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue.

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Years In The Making, Family-Run Bombastic Cafe Brings Cozy Vibes — And Killer Espresso — To Lakeview

Lifelong Lakeview resident Richard Sykes wants people to come in, drink coffee and stick around for awhile.