The developer behind HGTV's Windy City Rehab is banned from getting new city building permits for a year.Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago/HGTV

Windy City Rehab’s Work In Chicago Over For Now As City Blocks Future Permits Indefinitely

The developer behind the HGTV series has repeatedly violated city rules, and its latest project in the old Miko's Italian Ice building was stopped in May.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Little Jim’s, The First And Oldest Gay Bar In Boystown, Closing For Good

Often described as the gay "Cheers," Little Jim’s opened in 1975 and was the first gay bar in Boystown and the second-oldest gay bar in Chicago.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

New ‘Anti-Racist Andersonville’ Group To Protest Obama Mural Defacement With Rally Friday

Anti-Racist Andersonville was formed in response to a number of racist incidents in the neighborhood, including the writing of "Hang Obama" in chalk along Clark Street.

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Don’t Go To Big Barbecues, Fireworks Shows This 4th Of July, Top Doc Says

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it risky to have parties or gatherings with crowds — especially as other places are seeing big increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.