Chef Riccardo Michi aims to open a new restaurant in the old Vera wine bar space. Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago

Chef Riccardo Michi Opening New Eatery In Old Vera Spot In The West Loop

The space at Lake and Carpenter has remained vacant since Vera closed its doors last year.

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After 9-Year-Old Killed, Fed Up Witnesses Come Forward, Leading To Quick Arrest: “Without The Community, We Can’t Do Our Job’

A feud between two men whose families have known each other for nearly 50 years led to the shooting, Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. said.

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General Iron Seeks City Approval To Reopen As Activists Urge Shutdown To Continue Through COVID-19 Pandemic

It's not clear when the city inspections will take place or when the scrapper could reopen if given the green light.

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1,298 New Illinois Coronavirus Cases Reported As Positivity Rate Rises

The rate of positive coronavirus cases is now at 4 percent, up from 2.6 percent a month ago.