Patrick Berger on February 24 (left), and on March 24, 33 pounds lighter.Justin Laurence/Block Club Chicago

With 40-Day Beer-Only Fast Ending, Chicago Man Loses 33 Pounds, 6 Inches … And Closes 2 Restaurants

Patrick Berger, co-owner of Paddy Long’s and Kaiser Tiger, kept his Lenten fast going despite the coronavirus pandemic. He now plans to open both for delivery and takeout.

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Logan Square Target Finally Opening This Month

The store's soft opening is Aug. 12 and grand opening is Aug. 16, according to a company spokeswoman.

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Lakefront Restaurants Get OK To Reopen — But Beaches Still Closed

At least five beachfront restaurants will open this weekend for the first time this summer.

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Lane Tech Votes To Nix ‘Indian’ Mascot

In a community survey with thousands of responses, about half said they wanted Lane Tech to stop using its mascot and other related imagery, saying it reinforces harmful stereotypes of Native Americans.