Police officers interacting with the crowds at Wicker Park Fest this past weekend. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

How Do Wicker Park And West Town Spend The Money They Rake In From Street Fests? Organizers Refuse To Say, And Some Locals Are Fed Up

The Wicker Park Bucktown chamber asked new Ald. Daniel La Spata to sign a non-disclosure agreement before discussing fest revenue.

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GoodKids MadCity Activists Want 2% Of Police Budget To Be Spent On Schools, Violence Prevention Instead

Young activists marched for peace on King Drive amid a summer plagued by gun violence — and they have a plan to stop it. "We need to defund the police and fund the community."

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Alinea Pop-Up Closed After Staffer Tests Positive For Coronavirus — Days After COVID-19 Canapé Backlash

Alinea in Residence co-owner Nick Kokonas said "there is no irony in anyone getting sick or the timing of this" and that the infected staffer has mild symptoms.

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Movies In The Park 2020 Is Happening — With Masks, Social Distancing And Capacity Limits

The series, which shows free movies in parks across the city, will run from Monday through September 11 with 45 free outdoor screenings playing every weekday — with a maximum of 100 people allowed at each park.