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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Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Free Lincoln Park ‘ZooLights’ Begins Nov. 23 With 2.5 Million Lights

The 24th annual ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo brings out a crowd each year.

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Chicago Is Colder Than Alaska Today (And Yes, This November Has Been Brutal So Far)

It's not your imagination: Tuesday is the 8th straight day in a row of below-normal temperatures for Chicago.

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City Vows To Keep Mexican Culture Alive In Pilsen, Little Village With New Affordable Housing Plan

A proposed new pilot program would increase the city’s affordable housing requirement from 10 to 20 percent in the neighborhoods.