Barbara Jean Wright Court resident Latrell Johnson, 16, stands under a locked basketball rim at Barbara Jean Wright Courts. Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago

Locked Basketball Hoop At Near West Side Apartments Outrages Residents: ‘We’re Not Animals’

A year after a basketball court was installed, unofficial rules and car club locks are keeping kids from using the court, residents say.

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Nighthawk Can Serve Liquor Again After Bar Patrons Pay Off Nearly $10,000 In City Fines Through GoFundMe

The Albany Park bar had to stop selling booze after racking up steep fines from the city. But its fans stepped up to bail them out.

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Welcome Back Lounge Bringing ’70s Vibes And Comfort Food To Logan Square

The owners of The Whale and The Vig are behind the new spot, which celebrates "our school house years of the 70s and 80s.”

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After City Rejects 500-Unit West Loop Project, Developer Surprises With New Plan — But Burnett Isn’t On Board

One leader called the last-minute changes to the plan "unacceptable." The developer now aims to build two buildings near Union Park.