Left to Right: Clint Bautz, Lake Effect Brewing’s owner, and Eric Ullrich, Lake Effect's brewer.Alex Hernandez / Block Club Chicago

As Lake Effect Brewing Awaits Firehouse Takeover, It’s Brewing Up Some Exotic Collaborations

The brewery is making beers with BBQ rub from Gale Street Inn, cakes from Fannie's Cafe, chai from Mango Pickle, rose tips from the Chicago Botanic Garden and more.

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Longtime Director Of Logan Square Boys & Girls Club Honored With Dedication Ceremony: ‘He Will Forever Be My Hero’

John Stephan, a mentor to thousands of troubled teens throughout his decades-long career, died earlier this year after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

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Little Village Shooting Wounds Man, 20

The shooting happened Friday morning in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue.

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Years In The Making, Family-Run Bombastic Cafe Brings Cozy Vibes — And Killer Espresso — To Lakeview

Lifelong Lakeview resident Richard Sykes wants people to come in, drink coffee and stick around for awhile.