Lela Headd Dyrkacz and Zigmund "Ziggy" Dyrkacz, owners of Chopin Theatre, toast to their building's 100th year. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

100 Years In Wicker Park: The Chopin Theatre’s Revival Brought Elegance To Gritty Polish Triangle

Built in 1918, the theater was revived in 1991. Its second show was directed by actor John Cusack, just one of hundreds of performers who've called Chopin home.

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After More Than A Century, Independence Library Gets A Home Of Its Own

Officials are set to officially open the Irving Park branch at at 4022 N. Elston Ave. Tuesday.