Phil Luparello hugs a regular costumer outside Hollywood Cleaners, which will close on May 31st after 71 years in business. Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago

After 71 Years In Wicker Park, Hollywood Cleaners Will Close Its Doors Next Month

"The dry cleaning business is getting harder and harder," owner Phil Luparello said. "The people, they're not dressed up like they used to."

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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.