Maria and Gianfranco 'Franco' Gamberale retire and close La Fontanella after 34 years in Heart of Chicago.Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

La Fontanella On Oakley Street Closing As Owners Retire After 3 Decades: ‘It Feels Like It’s My Baby’

After 34 years, Gianfranco and Maria Gamberale are retiring and selling the building at 24th and Oakley were they ran their restaurant and raised their children.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.