Abby Monroe with the Department of Planning and Development speaks with an attendee following the Monday Obama Presidential Center public hearing.Maxwell Evans/ Block Club Chicago

Future Obama Center Neighbors Walk Away From Public Meeting With Questions Still Unanswered

Advocates for and against the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park said they felt confused and underwhelmed by Monday's public hearing. "That Q&A thing, it's like a blow-over really," one resident said.

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Man Behind Bucktown’s Frank’s Barber Shop Dies, Leaving Behind A Legacy Of Kindness, Community

From white flight to gang violence to gentrification, the neighborhood changed a lot since the 1960s. But Frank Burgos was a "mainstay."

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Revamped Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Accepting Applications With A Priority On South And West Sides

Improvements allow the grant to cover up to 100 percent of project costs for locally-owned businesses that hire from the neighborhood.

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Chef’s Special, New Spot From Giant Team, Bringing Chinese Food And Craft Cocktails To Bucktown

Take a look inside Chef's Special, the latest spot from chef Jason Vincent which opens Wednesday on Western Avenue.