Dominic Darabi with flowers and cards of sympathy for his dog, Kohl. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Beloved Wicker Park ‘Shop Dog’ Dies, Leaving Longtime Retailer, Community Heartbroken

A shrine of flowers and condolence cards are placed where Kohl usually sat. "You can tell how much he loved him,” one neighbor said.

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Next Stop, Outer Space: Jefferson Park Blue Line Stop Has Some Surreal New Signs

The $25 million renovation of the Jefferson Park Blue Line stop now includes some surreal bus shelters.

Chicagoans Rattled After Getting ‘Extreme Alert’ Text From City, But It Was Only A Test

An "extreme alert" test sent out by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications scared some residents into believing it was the real thing.